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Mari-Anne Sørlie

Every tenth 12-year-old boy in Norway drinks

A national study showed that while most Norwegian seventh graders have never tried alcohol, there is a a “worrisome” amount who have, The Local reports.

Among Norwegian 12-year-olds, every tenth boy reports drinking at least one serving of alcohol within the past month and three percent say that they have been drunk.

“The fact that there are so many young people in Norway who on a monthly basis drink more than a sip or two of alcohol – and that some 12-year-olds even get occasionally drunk – is worrisome,” researcher Mari-Anne Sørlie from the Norwegian Center for Child Behavioral Development told the science site Forskning.no.

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