Chewed chat during last intercourse
Codes and Frequencies
For women who had sexual intercourse in the 12 months prior to the interview, SXPAR1CHAT indicates whether the woman and/or her most recent partner "chewed chat" during their last intercourse.
The DHS Final Report for Ethiopia 2011 details the following information about chat (khat):
Chat is a plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Chat chewing in communities in these areas is a social custom that dates back thousands of years. However, chat is a strong stimulant that causes mild to moderate psychological dependence, although not as strong as that of alcohol and tobacco, and its consumption can have serious health and economic consequences.
- Ethiopia 2011: Women age 15-49 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.