Table 2

Life time and current prevalence of psychoactive substances use among Axum university students by sex, April 2012
Characteristics Sex
Substances use Male n (%) Female n (%) Total n (%)
Ever used Yes 251(56.5) 96(30.8) 347(45.9)
No 193 (43.5) 216(69.2) 409 (54.1)
Current users Yes 245 (55.2) 94(30.1) 339 (44.8)
No 199 (44.8) 218(69.9) 417(55.2)
Khat chewing
Ever chewed Yes 162 (36.5) 55(17.6) 217 (28.7)
No 282 (63.5) 257(82.4) 539 (71.3)
Chewed khat in the last 12 months Yes 162 (36.5) 55(17.6) 217 (28.7)
No 282 (63.5) 257(82.4) 539 (71.3)
Current chewers Yes 158 (35.6) 53(17) 211 (27.9)
No 286 (64.4) 259(83) 545 (72.1)
Drinking alcohol
Ever drunk Yes 197(44.4) 64 (20.5) 261 (34.5)
No 247(55.6) 248 (79.5) 495 (65.5)
Drunk in the last 12 months Yes 197(44.4) 64 (20.5) 261(34.5)
No 247(55.6) 248 (79.5) 495 (65.5)
Current drinkers Yes 186 (41.9) 62 (19.9) 248(32.8)
No 258 (58.1) 250 (80.1) 508(67.2)
Smoking cigarette
Ever smoked yes 61 (13.7) 11 (3.5) 72 (9.5)
No 383 (86.3) 301 (96.5) 684 (90.5)
Smoked in the last 12months yes 61 (13.7) 11 (3.5) 72 (9.5)
No 383(86.3) 301(96.5) 684(90.5)
Current smokers yes 59(13.3) 11(3.5) 70(9.3)
No 385(86.7) 301(96.5) 686(90.7)

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