Alcohol And Drug Use Patterns Among Homosexuals And Heterosexuals Residents In Lagos State, Nigeria.

Alcohol And Drug Use Patterns Among Homosexuals And Heterosexuals Residents In Lagos State, Nigeria.

Author by Dr. Jonathan M. Dangana

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Nursing And Health Sciences

Volume/Edition: 6

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 7

Abstract

In Nigeria, the increase use of alcohol and drug among Nigerian, old and young, male and female became apparent as there was an urgent need to address the issue of alcohol and drug use based on sexual orientation. The study adopted a descriptive research design of survey type, this make the researcher to have an objective and unbiased description of every event and phenomena as it exists in nature. Four research questions were raised to guide the study using the self prepared structured questionnaire tagged "Alcohol And Drug Use Patterns Among Homosexuals And Heterosexuals Questionnaire (ADUPHHQ"), The questionnaire was subjected to test-retest using a similar population outside the study area within the interval of three weeks. The result of reliability gave 0.738 at alpha level of 0.05. The population of this study comprises of 400 selected group of homosexuals and heterosexuals in Lagos State, Nigeria. Analysis was done using simple percentages and chi-square. The result indicated higher frequency of alcohol use among the homosexual group considering based on the propensity of usage; a lower percentage of the homosexual and heterosexual respondents take drugs; most of the homosexual and heterosexual respondents use alcohol and drugs with their friends or partners of same sexual orientation respectively. The Chi-Square (?) test value of 34.628 (1 df; p<0>


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