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Table 2 Lifetime and current use of alcohol, and the most commonly consumed types by sex, June 2009

From: Substance use and its predictors among undergraduate medical students of Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia

  Sex   
Alcohol use Male, n (%) Female, n (%) Total, n (%) p-value
Ever drunk alcohol     
   Yes 151 (35.4) 44 (22.4) 195 (31.4) 0.001
   No 275 (64.6) 152 (77.6) 427 (68.6)  
Drunk alcohol within the last 12 months     
   Yes 107 (25.1) 28 (14.3) 135 (21.6) 0.002
   No 319 (74.9) 168 (85.7) 487 (78.4)  
Drunk alcohol within the last 30 days     
   Yes 48 (11.3) 10 (5.1) 58 (9.3) 0.014
   No 378 (88.7) 186 (94.6) 564 (90.7)  
Consumed alcohol within the last 7 days     
   Yes 27 (6.3) 6 (3.1) 33 (5.3) 0.090
   No 399 (93.7) 190 (96.9) 589 (94.7)  
Currently drinking alcohol     
   Yes 24 (5.6) 4 (2.0) 28 (4.5) 0.045
   No 402 (94.4) 192 (98.0) 594 (95.5)  
Total, N (%) 426 (68.5) 196 (31.5) 622 (100)