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Table 1 Cyproheptadine use and sample characteristics, n (%)

From: The misuse of Cyproheptadine: a non-communicable disease risk behaviour in Kinshasa population, Democratic Republic of Congo

Variables Cyproheptadine use n = 499 p
  Users (n = 364) Non users (n = 135)  
Sex    <0.001a
 Male 51 (34.7) 96 (65.3)  
 Female 313 (88.9) 39 (11.1)  
 Total 364 (72.9) 135 (29.1)  
Age (years)    <0.001a
 13–19 147 (77.8) 42 (22.2)  
 20–24 70 (82.4) 15 (17.6)  
 25–35 120 (73.6) 43 (26.4)  
 36–55 27 (43.5) 35 (56.5)  
Highest educational level    0.008a
 No education, preschool 37 (94.9) 2 (5.1)  
 Primary 118 (75.6) 38 (24.4)  
 Secondary 192 (69.1) 86 (30.9)  
 Higher 17 (65.4) 9 (34.6)  
Current marital status    0.018a
 Never married 165 (79.3) 43 (20.7)  
 Currently married 176 (67.7) 84 (32.3)  
 Formerly, ever married 23 (74.2) 8 (25.8)  
Age (mean ± SD) Users (n = 364) Non users (n = 135) p
 Male 23.88 ± 7,91 29.64 ± 12.42 0.003b
 Female 23.70 ± 8.98 23.74 ± 6.37 0.975b
  1. aChi2 test
  2. b t test