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Substance use and its predictors among undergraduate medical students of Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2011
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Title
Substance use and its predictors among undergraduate medical students of Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-660
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Authors

Wakgari Deressa, Aklilu Azazh

Abstract

Substance use remains high among Ethiopian youth and young adolescents particularly in high schools and colleges. The use of alcohol, khat and tobacco by college and university students can be harmful; leading to decreased academic performance, increased risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. However, the magnitude of substance use and the factors associated with it has not been investigated among medical students in the country. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of substance use and identify factors that influenced the behavior among undergraduate medical students of Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Unknown 282 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 43 15%
Student > Master 37 13%
Lecturer 24 8%
Researcher 22 8%
Student > Postgraduate 22 8%
Other 58 20%
Unknown 79 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 96 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 13%
Social Sciences 14 5%
Psychology 14 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 3%
Other 28 10%
Unknown 88 31%

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#6,937,211
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#5,330
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#48,708
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#1
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