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Table 2 Attitudes of parent respondents towards teenage alcohol consumption (n = 628*)

From: A telephone survey of parental attitudes and behaviours regarding teenage drinking

  "It would be OK for another parent/guardian to provide my son/daughter with alcohol under supervision." "I would not be concerned if my teenager drank four pints of beer (or equivalent) once a month." "It's a good idea to introduce teenagers under 18 to alcohol in the home."
  Parents of teens (13-17 yrs) Parents of younger children (<13 yrs) Parents of teens (13-17 yrs) Parents of younger children (<13 yrs) Parents of teens (13-17 yrs) Parents of younger children (<13 yrs)
  (N = 234 ) (%) (N = 394)* (%) (N = 234) (%) (N = 394)* (%) (N = 234) (%) (N = 394)* (%)
Strongly Agree 7 (3.0) 24 (6.1) 9 (3.8) 29 (7.4) 25 (10.7) 45 (11.4)
Slightly Agree 10 (4.3) 15 (3.8) 5 (2.1) 28 (7.1) 37 (15.8) 68 (17.3)
Neither 6 (2.6) 12 (3.0) 9 (3.8) 34 (8.6) 24 (10.3) 68 (17.3)
Slightly Disagree 9 (3.8) 18 (4.6) 17 (7.3) 47 (11.9) 25 (10.7) 33 (8.4)
Strongly Disagree 202 (86.3) 325 (82.5) 194 (82.9) 253 (64.2) 123 (52.6) 180 (45.7)
Don't Know 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. *There were four refusals/unknown responses.