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Table 2 Comparison of sexual behavior among khat chewer and non-chewer 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

Life time sexual behavior Total Life time khat chewing P-value
No (%) Yes
No (%)
No
No (%)
Life time sexual intercourse (N = 1109) Yes 466(42) 178(83.6) 288(32.1) 0.001
No 643(58) 35(16.4) 608(67.9)
Age at first sexual intercourse (N = 466) < 18 260(56.9) 94(53.7) 166(58.9) 0.28
> = 18 197(43.1) 81(46.3) 116(41.1)
No sexual partner (N = 466) One 159(34.1) 36(20.2) 123(42.7) 0.01
More than one 307(65.9) 142(79.8) 165(57.3)
Regular Condom use with non-regular partner (N = 458) Yes 49(10.7) 23(12.9) 26(9.3) 0.34
No 409(89.3) 155(87.0) 69(90.7)
Sexual intercourse with CSW (N = 272) Yes 33(12.1) 19(15.2) 14(9.5) 0.12
No 239(87.9) 106(84.8) 133(90.5)
Risky sexual behavior (N = 1109) Yes 452(40.8) 175(82.2) 307(30.9) 0.001
No 759(59.2) 38(27.8) 690(69.1)
Current sexual behavior Current khat chewing
Sex in the last 6 month (N = 1109) Yes 444(40.1) 154(82.8) 290(31.5) 0.001
No 664(59.9) 32(17.2) 632(68.5)
Age at first sexual intercourse (N = 444) < 18 16(3.6) 11(7.1) 5(1.7) 0.002
> = 18 428(96.4) 143(92.9) 285(98.3)
No of sexual partner (N = 444) One 308(69.4) 82(53.2) 226(77.9) 0.001
more than one 136(30.6) 72(46.8) 64(22.1)
Regular Condom use with non- regular partner (N = 425) Regular 48(11.3) 24(16.1) 24(8.7) 0.13
Never 377(88.7) 125(83.9) 252(91.3)
Sexual intercourse with CSW (N = 260) Yes 12(4.7) 5(4.4) 7(4.8) 0.67
No 248(95.3) 109(95.6) 139(95.1)
Risky sexual behavior (N = 1109) Yes 405 (36.5) 142(76.3) 263(28.5) 0.001
No 806(63.5) 44(23.7) 762(71.5)