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Table 3 Distribution of clinical, and substance use characteristics of medical and surgical outpatients at University of Gondar specialized hospital, 2016 (470)

From: Assessment of alcohol use disorder and its associated factors among alcohol users of medical and surgical outpatients attending a specialized hospital in Gondar, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency (n = 470) Percentage
Duration of illness  < 6 months 123 26.2
6–24 months 137 29.1
 > 24 months 210 44.7
Previous hospital admission Yes 156 33.2
No 314 66.8
Type of OPD Medical 350 74.5
Surgical 120 25.5
History of mental illness Yes 48 10.2
No 422 89.8
Diagnosis Tuberculosis 54 11.5
Diabetes mellitus 56 11.9
Cardiovascular 73 15.5
Injury 29 6.2
Tumor 38 8.1
Gastritis 25 5.3
Urinary tract infection 35 7.4
Goiter 20 4.3
Breast tumor 13 2.8
OthersD 127 27.0
Family history of alcohol use Yes 244 51.9
No 226 48.1
Lifetime use of cigarette smoking Yes 29 6.2
No 441 93.8
Lifetime use of khat Yes 23 4.9
No 447 95.1
Current use of cigarette smoking Yes 11 2.3
No 459 97.7
Current use of khat Yes 15 3.2
No 455 96.8
Current use of other substances Yes 1 0.2
No 469 99.8
Most preferable types of alcohol she/he drunka Tella 128 39.8
Tej 4 1.2
Araki 28 8.7
Beer/draft 125 38.8
Wine 12 3.7
Whisky/Gin 25 7.8
Reason given for alcohol use Socialization 244 75.8
Peer pressure 56 17.4
To relax 85 26.4
To get relief from stress 13 4.0
No specific reason 13 4.0
  1. OthersD includes diagnosis (hypertension, leishmaniasis, dermatological cases, diarrhea cases, Pylonephritis, urolithiasis, typhus and typhoid, disc prolapsed, acute upper respiratory infection, parasitic infection, and other unspecified
  2. aLocal made ethanol beverages