Table 1

‚ÄÉNumbers of respondents and response rates (%) by age and sex (AHLS).

1977197919811983198719891991199319951997199920012003
Age 12
Boys
Respondents (n)369491483450414406426399395427442351368
Response rate (%)90888885817677737876797269
Girls
Respondents (n)341540514440367430399437424440407425390
Response rate (%)91909291838282848687858275
Age 14
Boys
Respondents (n)34556548842911283611196120311771168118712511092
Response rate (%)88868778817574747569746666
Girls
Respondents (n)3675355484824334311337129913011347131314851245
Response rate (%)94919286909086868584857978
Age 16
Boys
Respondents (n)3865285354131183362100811681232112611108921003
Response rate (%)85838575777068707268686259
Girls
Respondents (n)34757952950912843801272138914691379133311381296
Response rate (%)89919191898286878887858279
Age 18
Boys
Respondents (n)34752351948911343288931029107110881112774570
Response rate (%)83788175696361666760635350
Girls
Respondents (n)330512524509140140711031265131314151315976797
Response rate (%)88858887848082838683807674