Drug and Substance Use and Its Predictors among the Youth in Nyamira Sub County, Nyamira

Abstract/Overview

Substance and drug use is one of the emerging public health problems among the youth in Kenya. Moreover, it is associated with a myriad of medical effects including psychiatric problems, organ failures in addition to lethargy, decreased academic performance and risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections. Although substance and drug use has been associated with these problems, the magnitude of substance and drug use and its predictors has not been investigated in poor resource setting in rural areas of Kenya. Therefore, this study was designed to determine the prevalence of substance and drug use and identify their predictors among the youth in a poor resource setting in Nyamira Sub-County in Nyamira County. To this end this study used a cross-sectional study to evaluate the prevalence of substance and drug use and their predictors in Nyamira slums. The result of this study revealed that there were more males (60.39%) relative females (28.57%) using drugs and substances (p

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APA

O.</div>, < (2024). Drug and Substance Use and Its Predictors among the Youth in Nyamira Sub County, Nyamira. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/drug-and-substance-use-and-its-predictors-among-the-youth-in-nyamira-sub-county-nyamira

MLA 8th

O.</div>, <div>Wando "Drug and Substance Use and Its Predictors among the Youth in Nyamira Sub County, Nyamira" Afribary. Afribary, 04 Jun. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/drug-and-substance-use-and-its-predictors-among-the-youth-in-nyamira-sub-county-nyamira. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

O.</div>, <div>Wando . "Drug and Substance Use and Its Predictors among the Youth in Nyamira Sub County, Nyamira". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Jun. 2024. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/drug-and-substance-use-and-its-predictors-among-the-youth-in-nyamira-sub-county-nyamira >.

Chicago

O.</div>, <div>Wando . "Drug and Substance Use and Its Predictors among the Youth in Nyamira Sub County, Nyamira" Afribary (2024). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/drug-and-substance-use-and-its-predictors-among-the-youth-in-nyamira-sub-county-nyamira