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Table 2 Reasons stated by study participants for practicing khat chewing, Bahir Dar City administration, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017

From: Chewing khat and risky sexual behavior among residents of Bahir Dar City administration, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Category Khat chewing (%)
To get concentration Yes 93 (45.6)
No 111 (54.4)
Relieving emotional problems Yes 57 (27.9)
No 147 (72.1)
Desiring experiment Yes 43 (21.1)
No 161 (78.9)
Easily availability of khat Yes 29 (14.2)
No 175 (85.8)
Fighting depressed mood Yes 116 (56.9)
No 88 (43.1)
Religious purpose Yes 78 (38.2)
No 126 (61.8)
Availability of excess pocket money Yes 7 (3.4)
No 197 (96.6)
Socialization Yes 52 (25.5)
No 152 (74.5)
Getting acceptance by others Yes 27 (13.2)
No 177 (86.8)
Passing time Yes 65 (31.9)
No 139 (68.1)
Getting personal pleasure Yes 81 (39.7)
No 123 (60.3)
Peer pressure Yes 69 (33.8)
No 135 (66.2)
Lack of job Yes 27 (13.2)
No 177 (86.8)