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Table 3 Substance-related characteristics of patients with mental disorders visiting a psychiatry outpatient unit in Mekelle town, psychiatric clinics, Northern Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 85, control = 51, and case = 34)

From: Determinants of suicidal ideation among patients with mental disorders visiting psychiatry outpatient unit in Mekelle town, psychiatric clinics, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia: a case–control study

VariableCategoryControl (n = 51)Case (n = 34)
NicotineSometimes8(53.3)2(18.2)
Often3(20.0)7(63.6)
Usually4(26.7)2(18.2)
KhatSometimes5(33.3)5(71.4)
Often6(40.0)0(0.0)
Usually4(26.7)2(28.6)
AlcoholSometimes9(42.9)10(62.5)
Often6(28.6)2(12.5)
Usually6(28.6)4(25.0)
Nicotine1–2 years7(46.7)4(36.4)
2–3 years2(13.3)0(0.0)
3–4 years1(6.7)2(18.2)
≥ 4 years5(33.3)5(45.5)
Khat1–2 years6(40.0)2(28.6)
2–3 years1(6.7)3(42.9)
3–4 years5(33.3)1(14.3)
≥ 4 years3(20.0)1(14.3)
Alcohol1–2 years2(9.5)8(50.0)
2–3 years1(4.8)3(18.8)
3–4 years5(23.8)2(12.5)
≥ 4 years13(61.9)3(18.8)