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Table 3 Prevalence of substance use during lifetime, in the past year and in the past month among Nepalese healthcare students (N = 407)

From: Prevalence and correlates of substance use among health care students in Nepal: a cross sectional study

Substances Lifetime
n (%)
Past year
n (%)
Past month
n (%)
Pharmacy students
n (%) N = 154
Nursing students
n (%) N = 159
Public Health students
n (%) N = 94
Life time Past year Past month Lifetime Past year Past month Life time Past year Past month
Marijuana 32
(7.9)
18
(4.4)
10
(2.5)
20**
(13)
14**
(9.1)
8*
(5.2)
2
(1.3)
0
(0)
1
(.6)
10
(10.6)
4
(4.4)
1
(1.1)
Cocaine 4
(1)
3
(.7)
3
(.7)
3
(1.9)
2
(1.3)
2
(1.3)
1
(0.6)
1
(0.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(1.1)
Designer drug 9
(2.2)
3
(.7)
2
(.5)
8**
(5.2)
2
(1.3)
1
(0.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(1.1)
1
(1.1)
1
(1.1)
Minor opiates 132
(32.4)
68
(16.7)
26
(6.4)
43
(27.9)
23
(14.9)
9
(5.8)
62
(39.0)
27
(17.0)
11
(6.9)
27
(28.7)
18
(19.1)
26
(6.4)
Major opiates 7
(1.7)
2
(.5)
5
(1.2)
3
(1.9)
2
(1.3)
3
(1.9)
4
(2.5)
0
(0)
2
(1.3)
0
(0)
2
(0.5)
0
(0)
Stimulants 4
(1)
4
(1)
4
(1.0)
2
(1.3)
3
(1.9)
3
(1.9)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(2.1)
1
(1.1)
1
(1.1)
Sedatives 10
(2.5)
7
(1.7)
6
(1.5)
7*
(4.5)
4
(2.6)
4
(2.6)
0
(0)
1
(0.6)
0
(0)
3
(3.2)
2
(2.1)
2
(2.1)
Tranquilizer 9
(2.2)
7
(1.7)
4
(1.0)
4
(2.6)
3
(1.9)
3
(1.9)
2
(1.3)
2
(1.3)
0
(0)
3
(3.2)
2
(2.1)
1
(1.1)
Anxiolytics 32
(7.9)
17
(4.2)
5
(1.2)
12
(7.8)
6
(3.9)
3
(1.9)
12
(7.5)
8
(5.0)
1
(0.6)
8
(8.5)
3
(3.2)
1
(1.1)
Pain medicine 63
(15.5)
31
(7.6)
10
(2.5)
23
(14.9)
7**
(4.5)
2
(1.3)
31
(19.5)
22
(13.8)
6
(3.8)
9
(9.6)
2
(2.1)
2
(2.1)
  1. Chi-square test for group differences *p < .05, **p < .01, significant results are presented in bold fonts