Cross-sectional survey data on the socio-demographic characteristics associated with substance use among internal displaced persons in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Osaro Aigbogun, Deborah Oyine Aluh, Roland Nnaemeka Okoro, Midya Yousefi, Olawole Fawehinmi*, Mohammed Sani Abdullahi

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Abstract

Regression analysis was carried out to examine the association between certain socio-demographic characteristics and substance use among internally displaced persons (IDPs). Using an adapted version of the Drug Use Disorder Identification Test (DUDIT) instrument, cross-sectional survey data were obtained from 520 IDPs living in three camps located in Maiduguri, Borno state of Nigeria. The data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences software version 21.0. Specifically, this article provides data about the participants’ demographic characteristics, the types of substances they use, reasons for using such substances, and the prevalence of substance use. This dataset can offer valuable multivariate information for future research agendas in similar, or closely related study populations. This cross-sectional dataset is also valuable for policymakers who are seeking ways to intervene in the substance use problem, as well as other associated social vices, affecting the vulnerable population of IDPs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109875
JournalData in Brief
Volume52
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2024

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Keywords

  • DUDIT
  • Drug use
  • IDPs
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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