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Table 2 Prevalence of suicidal ideation among Ethiopian university students, by mental distress, family history of mental illness, and current substance use

From: Suicidal thoughts among university students in Ethiopia

Variables Suicidal ideation p value
Yes, number (%) No, number (%)
Mental distress
 Yes 96 (28.1) 246 (71.9) < 0.0001
 No 70 (14.2) 424 (85.8)  
Family history of mental illness
 Yes 41 (42.3) 56 (57.7) < 0.0001
 No 125 (16.9) 614 (83.1)  
Current alcohol user
 Yes 64 (23.5) 208 (76.5) 0.05
 No 102 (18.1) 462 (81.9)  
Current cigarette smoker
 Yes 15 (27.3) 40 (72.7)  
 No 151 (19.3) 630 (80.7) 0.16
Current khat chewer
 Yes 34 (29.8) 80 (70.2) 0.005
 No 132 (18.3) 590 (81.7)