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Table 2 Lifetime and current magnitude of psychoactive substance use among Woldia University students by sex, 2015

From: Determinants of psychoactive substances use among Woldia University students in Northeastern Ethiopia

Psychoactive substance use Sex Total, n (%)
Male n (%) Female n (%)
Ever used
 Yes 192 (42.3) 50 (24.9) 242 (36.9)
 No 262 (57.7) 151 (75.1) 413 (63.1)
Substance use in the last 12 months
 Yes 174 (38.3) 50 (24.9) 234 (35.7)
 No 280 (61.7) 151 (75.1) 421 (64.3)
Current users
 Yes 162 (35.7) 44 (21.9) 206 (31.5)
 No 292 (64.3) 157 (78.1) 449 (68.5)
Khat chewing
Ever chewed
 Yes 74 (16.3) 11 (5.5) 85 (13.0)
 No 380 (83.7) 190 (94.5) 570 (87.0)
Chewed in the last 12 months
 Yes 63 (13.9) 9 (4.5) 72 (11.0)
 No 391 (86.1) 192 (95.5) 583 (89.0)
Current chewers
 Yes 59 (13.0) 9 (4.5) 68 (10.4)
 No 395 (87.0) 192 (95.5) 587 (89.6)
Alcohol drinking
Ever drunk
 Yes 171 (37.7) 46 (22.9) 217 (33.1)
 No 283 (62.3) 155 (77.1) 438 (66.9)
Drunk in the last 12 months
 Yes 167 (36.8) 46 (22.9) 213 (32.5)
 No 287 (63.2) 155 (77.1) 442 (67.5)
Current drinkers
 Yes 143 (31.5) 40 (19.9) 183 (27.9)
 No 311 (68.5) 161 (80.1) 472 (72.1)
Cigarette smoking
 Ever smoke
 Yes 46 (10.1) 6 (3.0) 52 (7.9)
 No 408 (89.9) 195 (97.0) 603 (92.1)
Smoke in the last 12 months
 Yes 39 (8.6) 6 (3.0) 45 (6.9)
 No 415 (91.4) 195 (97.0) 610 (93.1)
Current smokers
 Yes 36 (7.9) 6 (3.0) 42 (6.4)
 No 417 (92.1) 195 (97.0) 612 (93.6)