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Table 1 Background information of participants (N = 102)

From: Problematic khat use as a possible risk factor for harmful use of other psychoactive substances: a mixed method study in Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age
 15–24 24 23.5
 25–34 45 44.1
 35 and above 31 30.4
Sex
 Male 80 78.4
 Female 22 21.6
Religion
 Orthodox 66 64.7
 Muslim 24 23.5
 Protestant 10 9.8
 Catholic 2 2
Marital status
 Single 71 69.6
 Married 24 23.5
 Divorced 6 5.9
 Other* 1 1
Living arrangement
 With parents or other Relatives 60 58.8
 With partner 15 14.7
 Alone 26 25.5
 Other** 1 1
Wealth(perceived wealth status compared to neighbors)
 Low 38 37.3
 Medium 54 52.9
 High 8 7.8
Ethnicity
 Oromo 17 16.7
 Amara 41 40.2
 Guragie 18 17.6
 Tigria 13 12.7
 Others*** 8 8.8
Employment
 Private business 20 19.6
 Student 12 11.8
 Employed 48 47.1
 Daily laborer 6 5.9
 Jobless 5 4.9
 Petty trade 9 8.8
 Other**** 2 2
Total 102 100
  1. *** welayta, selti, ****commercial sex workers ** quit from home due to khat chewing behavior *windowed