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Volume 5: No. 3, July 2008

Association of Smoking and Khat (Catha edulis Forsk) Use with High Blood Pressure Among Adults in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2006

Binge drinking only: 3.8%

Current smoking only: 2.6%

Current khat chewing only: 7.3%

Binge drinking and current smoking: 2.4%

Binge drinking and current khat chewing: 3.0%

Current smoking and current khat chewing: 6.8%

Binge drinking, current chewing, and current khat chewing: 1.2%

None of these behaviors: 73.0%

Figure. Intersection of risk factors among men surveyed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2006. Relative area of the circles is proportional to the prevalence of the corresponding behavior and the total area of the square, which represents 100% of men.

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