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Table 1 Socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics of college students in Arba Minch Town, March 2015

From: Disparities in risky sexual behavior among khat chewer and non- chewer college students in Southern Ethiopia: a comparative cross-sectional study

Variables (N = 1109) Total Life time khat chewing status
Chewer Non chewer
No (%) No (%) No (%)
Sex Male 587(52.9) 137(73.7) 450(48.8)
Female 522(47.1) 49(26.3) 473(51.2)
Permanent residence Rural 569(51.3) 56(30.1) 513(55.6)
Urban 540(48.7) 130(69.9) 410(44.4)
Living arrangement Away from family 852(76.8) 143(76.9) 709(76.8)
With family 257(23.2) 43(23.1) 214(23.2)
Year of study 1st 463(41.7) 58(31.2) 405(43.9)
2nd 357(32.2) 65(34.9) 292(31.6)
3rd 289(26.1) 63(33.9) 226(24.5)
Type of college Public 930(83.9) 151(81.2) 779(84.4)
Private 179(16.1) 35(18.8) 144(15.6)
Mother’s educational status No formal education 395(35.6) 51(27.4) 344(37.3)
Primary 402(36.3) 60(32.3) 342(37.1)
Secondary & above 312(28.1) 75(40.3) 237(25.7)
Father’s educational status No formal education 221(19.9) 18(9.7) 203(22)
Primary 404(36.4) 57(30.6) 347(37.6)
Secondary & above 484(43.7) 111(59.7) 373(40.4)
Cigarette smoking Yes 52(4.7) 45(24.2) 7(0.8)
No 1057(95.3) 141(75.8) 916(99.2)
Alcohol consumption/drinking Yes 323(29.1) 145(78) 178(19.3)
No 786(70.9) 41(22) 745(80.7)
Participation in anti- AIDS club Regularly 86(7.7) 14(7.5) 72(7.8)
Often 153(14) 9(4.8) 144(15.6)
Occasionally 284(25.5) 52(28) 232(25.1)
Never 586(52.8) 111(59.7) 475(51.5)
Attend religious institution Regularly 344(31) 34(18.3) 310(33.6)
1–2 times in 2 wks 553(49.9) 79(42.5) 474(51.4)
Occasionally 116(10.4) 45(24.2) 71(7.7)
Never 96(8.7) 28(15.1) 68(7.4)
Attending night club Yes 234(21.1) 113(60.8) 121(13.1)
No 875(78.9) 73(39.2) 802(86.9)
Watching pornographic movies Yes 579(52.2) 154(82.8) 425(46)
No 530(47.8) 32(17.2) 498(54)