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The Magnitude of Khat Use and Its Association With Health , Nutrition and Socio-Economic Status

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dc.contributor.advisor Kebede, Dereje (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Belew, Mesfin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-21T11:32:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-21T11:32:02Z
dc.date.issued 1997-12
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/12085
dc.description.abstract A house to house survey was carried out in a rural Ethiopaian c ommunity to determine prevalence of khat use and its association with t he health ; nut ritional, and socio - economic status users . A total of 1200 adults were interviewed . Among these 60.9% were males and 79 . 1% Moslems. The curre l . prevalence of khat chewing was found to be 31 . 7%. Muslims more than Christians, males more females, those beween t he ages 15 and 34 years mon ' than other age groups were habitual users . Select ci physical inJuries, illnesses, (OR(95%C I ))=1.52(1,14,2.02 ). (OR(95%CI)=2.31(1.42,3.79), undernutrition. OR (95%CI) =1. 76 (1.24,2 . 48), OR (95%CI) =8 . 30 (5.20,13 . 31) , associated with khat use . mental distres rwere found to be Family function amOL current khat users was significantly higher than non users (OR95%CI ) = 1. 56 (1.04,2 . 28) . The function among current users was observed to be abou t 20% higher. It is concluded that a fairly larg~ proportion of the population consumes khat and thel,'. this is related to physical ill-health and meta l. distress, al though family and social functioning a n, economic well-being seem to be unaffected. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Abeba Universty en_US
dc.subject The Magnitude of Khat Use en_US
dc.title The Magnitude of Khat Use and Its Association With Health , Nutrition and Socio-Economic Status en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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