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Table 2 Differences between Paramaribo and Nickerie regarding substance use

From: Prevalence of substance use disorders in an urban and a rural area in Suriname

Question Paramaribo Nickerie p
Yes Yes
1. Have you ever used tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, tobacco, etc.) in your life? 820 (44.6%) 376 (36.6%) 0.000*
2. Have you ever used alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, spirits, shooters, alcopops, mixed, drinks etc.) in your life? 1396 (76%) 738 (71.9%) 0.017*
3. Have you ever used cannabis (marijuana, weed, hash, etc.) in your life? 247 (13.4%) 73 (7.1%) 0.017*
4. Have you ever used stimulants (type amphetamine) in your life? 29 (1.6%) 7 (0.7%) 0.039*
5. Have you ever used cocaine (coke, crack, base coke, etc.) in your life? 33 (1.8%) 20 (2%) 0.768
6. Have you ever used volatile snuff/inhalation in your life? 36 (2%) 7 (0.7%) 0.070
7. Have you ever used sleeping aids and tranquilizers in your life? 230 (12.5%) 102 (10%) 0.040*
8. Have you ever used hallucinogens (LSD, mushrooms, PCP, ketamine, special K, mescaline) in your life? 11 (0.6%) 1 (0.1%) 0.046*
9. Have you ever used opiates (heroin, morphine, methadone, subutex, suboxone, buprenorphine, codeine) in your life? 11 (0.6%) 38 (3.7%) 0.000*
  1. *p < 0.05 for ratio