Skip to main content

Table 3 Prevalence of substance use in medical, practical and theoretical students and DUDIT scores

From: Substance use patterns among university students in Egypt

Parameter Medical students
[n = 219]
N [%]
Practical students
[n = 261]
N [%]
Theoretical students
[n = 658]
N [%]
P value
(Monte-Carlo test)
Substance use
 Users 12 [5.5] 28 [10.7] 34 [5.2] 0.007
Substance use according to DUDIT scores
 Non-drug-related problem [users] 1 [8.3] 8 [28.6] 9 [26.5] ≤ 0.001
 Drug-related problems 10 [83.3] 17 [60.7] 23 [67.6]  
 Dependence 1 [8.3] 3 [10.7] 2 [5.9]  
Substance type
 Mono substance     
  Cannabis - 6 [2.3] 12 [1.8] 0.1
  Tramadol 4 [1.8] 6 [2.3] 4 [0.6] 0.07
  Alcohol 3 [1.4] 5 [1.9] 2 [0.3] 0.04
  Benzo 3 [1.4] 1 [0.4] 1 [0.2] 0.06
  Heroin - - 1 [0.2] 0.9
 Poly substance     
  Cannabis and tramadol 1 [0.5] 2 [0.8] 7 [1.1] 0.8
  Cannabis and alcohol 1 [0.5] 6 [2.3] 5 [0.8] 0.07
  Cannabis and inhalant - 1 [0.4] 2 [0.3] 0.9
  Cannabis, alcohol, and tramadol - 1 [0.4] - 0.4
  1. P value is assessed via Monte-Carlo test. P value ≤ 0.05 is considered statistically significant. N number