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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and help seeking behavior among participants with problematic substance use (n = 548)

From: Help seeking behavior for problematic substance uses in north-West Ethiopia

Characteristics Help seeking behavior Overall (%) Chisq test(X2) (p-value)
Yes No
Sex
 Male 135 287 422 (77%) 1.5(.21)
 Female 33 93 126 (23%)
Education
 Uneducated 39 62 101 (18.4%) 3.7(.05)
 Educated 129 318 447 (81.6%)
Ethnicity
 Amhara 131 304 435 (79.4%) .3(.58)
 Othersa 37 76 113 (20.6%)
Age
 18–24 56 106 162 (29.6%) 5.5 (.06)
 25–35 91 196 287 (52.4%)
  > 35 21 78 99 (18.1%)
Current marital status
 Married 38 105 143 (26.1%) 1.5(.22)
 Unmarried 130 275 405 (73.9%)
Relative wealth
 Lower 78 148 226 (41.2%) 2.7(.25)
 Same 73 191 264 (48.2%)
 Better 17 41 58 (10.6%)
Living circumstance
 With family 103 204 307 (56%) 2.7(.09)
 Alone 65 176 241 (44%)
Job
 Yes 78 188 266 (48.5%) 4(.51)
 No 90 192 282 (51.5%)
  1. a(Oromo, Tigray, Gurage)