Many young children have sipped alcohol, study finds

06/27/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Thirty-seven percent of about 450 8- to 18-year-olds living in Allegheny County, Pa., said they had their first taste of alcohol by age 8 and two-thirds said it was by age 12, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Of the 96% who reported having had their initial taste of alcohol by age 18, almost one-third said they have two or more alcohol-related problems, researchers found.

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