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Table 3 Sources for obtaining prescription stimulants for medical use and misuse, 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

Source Medical users (N=277) Misusers (N=522) p-valuea
  n (%) 95%CI) n (%) 95%CI  
Peers (student community) 6 (2.3) 0.9-5.0 199 (41.5) 37.0-45.9 <0.0001
General practitioner 99 (38.1) 32.1-44.0 113 (23.5) 19.8-27.6 <0.0001
Friends / acquaintances 7 (2.7) 1.1-5.5 75 (15.6) 12.5-19.2 <0.0001
Sibling / other family member 6 (2.3) 0.9-5.0 57 (11.9) 9.1-15.1 <0.0001
Parents 9 (3.5) 1.6-6.5 50 (10.4) 7.8-13.5 0.0009
Internet 3 (1.2) 0.2-3.3 45 (9.4) 6.9-12.3 <0.0001
Neurologist / psychiatrist 220 (84.6) 79.6-88.8 39 (8.1) 5.8-10.9 <0.0001
Theft (drug/prescription) 3 (1.2) 0.2-3.3 7 (1.5) 0.6-3.0 1.00b
Other 6 (2.3) 0.9-5.0 19 (4.0) 2.4-6.1 0.2
  1. 95%CI: Clopper-Pearson confidence interval
  2. a Chi-square test, b Fisher’s exact test (25% of the cells have expected counts less than 5)