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Table 2 psychosocial factors related to 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
History of substance use in grand family
 Yes 125 194 319 (41.8%) 26.1(.000)
 No 43 186 229 (58.2%)  
Who had substance user friend
 Yes 78 126 204 (37.2%) 8.8(.003)
 No 90 254 344 (62.8%)  
Substance use leads economic crisis
 Yes 124 269 393 (71.7%) .5(.46)
 No 44 111 155 (28.3%)
Common mental disorders
 Yes 85 64 149 (27.2%) 67.0(.000)
 No 83 316 399 (72.8%)
Comorbid medical illnesses
 Yes 38 33 71 (13%) 20.0(.000)
 No 130 347 477 (87%)
Awareness about substance cause mental illness
 Yes 131 278 409 (74.6%) 1.4(.23)
 No 37 102 139 (25.4%)
Level of social support
 Poor 71 132 203 (37%) 3.8(.15)
 Moderate 81 195 276 (50.4%)
 Good 16 53 69 (12.6%)