The magnitude of khat use and its association with health, nutrition and socio-economic status.

@article{Belew2000TheMO,
  title={The magnitude of khat use and its association with health, nutrition and socio-economic status.},
  author={M C Belew and Derege Kebede and M Kassaye and Fikre Enquoselassie},
  journal={Ethiopian medical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={11-26}
}
Although the literature on khat (Catha edulis Forsk) is fairly extensive, and several authors have stated the potential adverse effects of habitual use of khat on mental, physical and social well-being, very few population based studies exist to substantiate those statements in Ethiopia. A house-to-house survey of a representative sample of 1200 adults from a rural Ethiopian community was conducted from January to September of 1997 to determine the prevalence of khat use and its association… CONTINUE READING
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