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Table 2 Reasons for khat use and being problematic khat use

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

Reasons for khat use F Percent χ2 value sig. (2-tailed) at 1 df
Religious 9 8.8 0.00 1
Culture 7 6.9 0.001 0.98
To drink 8 7.8 3.5 0.06
For functional purpose 41 40. 0.24 0.88
To spend spare time 45 44 0.29 0.62
Being khat “addict” 32 31.4 7.3 0.007*
Conditioned by the event at khat cafeteria/meqamia bête 12 11.8 0.9 0.34
Self-treatment from emotional distress 28 27.4 4.2 0.04*
Other** 4 3.9   
  1. *p < 0.05 **to be calm, for its euphoric effect