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Table 3 Univariate analysis of differences of key characteristics of 56,860 patients seeking medical cannabis certification by gender

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

Characteristic Male n = 33,651 Female n = 23,209 p-value
n (%) or mean (SD) n (%) or mean (SD)
Smoking Status
 Smoker 6619 (19.7%) 4063 (17.5%) < 0.001
 Non-smoker 27,032 (80.3%) 19,146 (82.5%)
Alcohol Consumption
 Yes 13,880 (41.2%) 9971 (43.0%) < 0.001
 No 19,771 (58.8%) 13,238 (57.0%)
Previous Cannabis Experience
 Yes 23,553 (70.0%) 15,474 (66.7%) < 0.001
 No 10,098 (30.0%) 7735 (33.3%)
History of Substance Abuse
 Yes 2092 (6.2%) 997 (4.3%) < 0.001
 No 31,559 (93.8%) 22,212 (95.7%)
Medication Usage
 None 21,268 (63.2%) 11,010 (47.4%) < 0.001
 At least one 12,383 (36.8%) 12,199 (52.6%)
Average Number of Medications* (n = 27,106) 4.0 (3.6) 4.4 (3.7) < 0.001
Average Number of Conditions 3.3 (2.3) 4.1 (2.9) < 0.001
  1. Table 3 summarizes the univariate analysis of differences of key patient characteristics by gender among 56,860 patients for whom gender was reported. Percentages are calculated from the sample size for each respective column. Chi-squared tests were conducted for differences in proportions of males and females for all characteristics, except average number of medications and average number of conditions, in which t-tests were conducted. SD = standard deviation. *Average number of medications is calculated for those reporting at least one medication (n = 27,106)