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Table 2 Characteristics of alcohol ever drinkers among the sampled high school students (n = 372)

From: Alcohol drinking patterns among high school students in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Factors Ever drinkers' frequency (%)§, ¥
Sex  
Male 254 (68.3)
Female 118 (31.7)
Age, Mean(SD) 17.5 (2.5)
Grade  
9th 150 (40.2)
10th 74 (19.8)
11th 65 (17.4)
12th 84 (23.3)
Religion  
Orthodox Christian 278 (74.7)
Protestant 20 (5.4)
Catholic 43 (11.6)
Muslim 27 (7.3)
Others 4 (1.1)
Have friends who drink alcohol  
Yes 302 (81.8)
No 67 (18.2)
Living with people who smoke cigarettes  
Yes 278 (75.3)
No 91 (24.7)
Have you drunk in the past 30 days?  
Yes 179 (10.4)
No 1542 (89.6)
Ever drunk alcohol as well as chewed khat §  
Yes 186 (50.0)
No 186 (50.0)
Ever drunk alcohol as well as smoked  
Yes 114 (30.6)
No 258 (69.4)
  1. §Number (percent) unless indicated otherwise
  2. § Khat is a stimulant leaf extensively consumed in east Africa and the Arabian Peninsula that has amphetamine and could lead to addiction and other negative consequences
  3. ¥Based on the total number of respondents to each item