Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2020 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Health Behaviors among Male and Female University Students in Cambodia: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Table 3

Substance use among male and female university students in the study.

VariablesFrequency
Total n (%)Males n (%)Females n (%) value

Current tobacco smokers15 (1.1)9 (1.3)6 (0.9)0.47
Experience of daily smoking for at least 30 days8 (0.6)6 (0.9)2 (0.3)0.16
Smoking in the past 3 months16 (1.2)14 (2.0)2 (0.2)0.002
Would you describe yourself as:<0.001
 Nondrinker838 (61.7)274 (39.7)564 (84.3)
 Occasional drinker367 (27.0)292 (42.3)75 (11.2)
 Regular drinker154 (11.3)124 (17.9)30 (4.5)
Average number of days drinking alcohol in the past 2 weeks (mean ± SD)1.2 ± 2.01.4 ± 2.20.7 ± 2.00.001
Average number of alcohol drinks in the past 2 weeks (mean ± SD)1.8 ± 3.02.1 ± 3.11.1 ± 2.20.002
Used illicit drugs in the past 12 months4 (0.3)3 (0.4)1 (0.1)0.33

Abbreviations: n, number; SD, standard deviation. Chi-squared test (or fisher’s exact test when a sample size was smaller than five in one cell) was used for categorical variables and independent student’s t test for continuous variables. Can was a unit used for beer and glass for wine.

We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly as possible. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted research articles as well as case reports and case series related to COVID-19. Review articles are excluded from this waiver policy. Sign up here as a reviewer to help fast-track new submissions.