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Table 4 Students’ perception towards substance use and their reasons, DBU June 2016

From: Substance use and associated factors among Debre Berhan University students, Central Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (%)
Which substance is recommended for university students
 Cigarettes 7 (1.3)
 Chat 27 (4.9)
 Alcohol 6 (1.0)
 None 515 (83.5)
 Total 556 (90.1)
Khat improves students’ academic status
 Agree 43 (7.8)
 Disagree 509 (92.2)
 Total 552 (89.5)
Perceived reasons for substance use
 Individual 281 (57.1)
 Family 45 (9.2)
 University Administration 47 (9.6)
 Teaching Learning 35 (7.1)
 Environmental (Near campus) 84 (17.1)
 Total 492 (79.4)
Self-Reasons for starting substance use
 Peer Pressure 17 (18.3)
 To be Modern 5 (5.4)
 Avoid Stress 22(23.7)
 Enjoyment 27 (29)
 Testing 12 (12.9)
 Energy for reading 7(7.5)
 Other 3 (3.2)
How substance affect your life
 Benefited 14 (15.7)
 Harmed 27 (30.3)
 Neutral 48 (53.93)