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Table 4 Cannabis use attitudes clusters and demographics in adult athletes [Data as N (%)]

From: Attitudes about cannabis mediate the relationship between cannabis knowledge and use in active adult athletes

VariablesCategoryCluster
Conservative (n = 374)Unsure (n = 533)Liberal (n = 254)
GenderMale239 (64.1)326 (61.3)157 (61.8)
Female134 (35.9)206 (38.7)97 (38.2)
Age‡21 to 3983 (22.2)186 (34.9)105 (41.3)
40 and older291 (77.8)347 (65.1)149 (58.7)
Primary Sport†Running103 (27.5)134 (25.1)62 (24.4)
Cycling92 (24.6)115 (21.6)51 (20.1)
Triathlon137 (36.6)185 (34.7)77 (30.3)
Other42 (11.2)99 (18.6)64 (25.2)
Level of competitiveness (type of athlete)Professional4 (1.1)13 (2.4)8 (3.1)
Serious amateur169 (45.2)198 (37.1)101 (39.8)
Frequent/fitness127 (34.0)203 (38.1)75 (29.5)
Recreational68 (18.2)110 (20.6)65 (25.6)
Other6 (1.6)9 (1.7)5 (2.0)
Hours/week exercise0–5 h37 (9.9)63 (11.8)22 (8.7)
6–10 h172 (46.0)220 (41.3)111 (43.7)
11–15 h117 (31.3)169 (31.7)87 (34.3)
16–20 h37 (9.9)63 (11.8)23 (9.1)
more than 20 h11 (2.9)18 (3.4)11 (4.3)
Is marijuana legal in your state or country (if not in the United States)?*Yes171 (45.7)266 (49.9)146 (57.5)
No183 (48.9)248 (46.5)101 (39.8)
Unsure20 (5.3)19 (3.6)7 (2.8)
Cannabis Use‡Current13 (3.5)146 (27.4)143 (56.3)
Past Use141 (37.7)250 (46.9)92 (36.2)
Never220 (58.8)137 (25.7)19 (7.5)
  1. *chi-square P < 0.05; P < 0.01; P < 0.001