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Table 2 Reasons for using prescription stimulants for purposes other than treatment, survey in French-speaking universities, Belgium, 2018

From: Use and misuse of prescription stimulants by university students: a cross-sectional survey in the french-speaking community of Belgium, 2018

Reasons n (%)
(N = 544)
95% Clopper-Pearson CI
To concentrate when studying 414 (76.1) 72.3-79.7
To stay awake and study longer 276 (50.7) 46.5-55.0
To improve intellectual performance 256 (47.1) 42.9-51.3
To better memorize the courses 240 (44.1) 39.9-48.4
To try 116 (21.3) 18.0-25.0
To party 42 (7.7) 5.6-10.3
To disconnect from reality 27 (5.0) 3.3-7.1
To lose weight 27 (5.0) 3.3-7.1
To improve sport performance 18 (3.3) 2.0-5.2
To do like others 8 (1.5) 0.6-2.9
Other 36 (6.6) 4.7-9.0
  1. Only 25 medical users reported reasons other than treatment for use of prescription stimulants