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Table 2 Univariate analysis of differences of key characteristics of 61,379 patients seeking medical cannabis certification by age

From: Medical cannabis use in the United States: a retrospective database study

Characteristic Average Age (SD) p-value, 95% CI around the difference in means
Gender
 Male 44.6 (15.7) < 0.001
2.15–2.68
 Female 47.0 (15.7)
Smoking Status
 Smoker 42.6 (13.8) < 0.001
3.28–3.86
 Non-smoker 46.2 (16.1)
Alcohol Consumption
 Yes 45.7 (15.6) 0.004
0.06–0.12
 No 45.3 (15.9)
Previous Cannabis Experience
 Yes 45.1 (15.5) < 0.001
0.80–1.42
 No 46.3 (16.4)
History of Substance Abuse
 Yes 42.5 (13.7) < 0.001
2.70–3.65
 No 45.7 (15.9)
Medication Usage
 None 42.9 (15.5) < 0.001
6.15–5.66
 At least one 48.8 (15.6)
  1. Table 2 summarizes the analysis of differences of key patient characteristics by age. T-tests were conducted for differences in average age for all characteristics. SD standard deviation, CI confidence interval. CIs are provided around the differences in the means