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Table 2 Distribution of socio-demographic characteristics, alcohol and tobacco use by Khat chewing

From: Khat use and psychotic symptoms in a rural Khat growing population in Kenya: a household survey

Parameter Khat chewing P-value
n %Chew
Sex
 Male 396 54.8 < 0.001
 Female 435 20.5
Age group in years
 10–17 280 13.6 < 0.001
 18–35 235 50.6
 36–50 196 46.9
 > 50 118 48.3
Education (Adults only)
 Up to primary 465 49.2 0.107
 Secondary 67 50.7
 Tertiary 17 23.5
Occupation (Adults only)
 Formal & Self employed 74 60.8 0.068
 Farmer 429 46.4
 Casual, domestic & other 37 51.4
Income (Adults only)
 < 5000 161 41.0 < 0.001
 5000- < 50000 275 55.6
 50000 & over 24 79.2
Tobacco use (Daily or almost daily)
 Yes 111 78.4 < 0.001
 No 718 30.5
Alcohol use (Daily or almost daily)
 Yes 31 64.5 0.001
 No 798 35.8