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Table 3 Pattern of khat chewing by gender

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

Characteristic Gender, % Total (N = 306) P-value
Male (N = 217) Female (N = 89)
Age when started khat chewing
 Under 10 years 12.6 32.6 18.3 < 0.001
 Between 10 and 15 years 39.5 32.6 37.5
 above 15 years 47.9 34.9 44.2
Khat chewing pattern
 One day per week 3.3 9.8 5.2 0.016
 2–3 days per week 26.3 37.8 29.6
 4–6 days per week 16.3 13.4 15.5
 Everyday 54.1 39.0 49.8
Bunches chewed in a sitting
 Less than one 23.0 42.0 28.5 0.001
 Between 1 and 3 49.8 47.7 49.2
 Between 3 and 5 10.6 6.8 9.5
 More than 5 16.6 3.4 12.8
Number of years chewing khat
 < than 1 year < 0.001
 1–4 years 9.3 29.1 15.0
 5–10 years 7.9 9.3 8.3
 >  10 years 82.8 61.6 76.7