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Table 7 Summary of comorbid conditions and all conditions reported by 61,379 patients seeking medical cannabis certification, by gender

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

Condition Patients, n (%) Male, n (%) Female, n (%)
n = 61,379 n = 33,651 n = 23,209
Comorbid Conditions
 Anxiety 17,359 (28.3%) 8306 (24.7%) 7465 (32.2%)
 Back & Neck Problems 14,550 (23.7%) 7539 (22.4%) 5658 (24.4%)
 Insomnia 14,247 (23.2%) 7108 (21.1%) 5689 (24.5%)
 Depression 13,413 (21.9%) 5859 (17.4%) 6130 (26.4%)
 Unspecified Chronic Pain 11,199 (18.2%) 5756 (17.1%) 4523 (19.5%)
 Headaches 8688 (14.2%) 3889 (11.6%) 4029 (17.4%)
 Arthritis 8600 (14.0%) 4105 (12.2%) 3793 (16.3%)
 Muscle Spasms 7832 (12.8%) 409 (1.2%) 3257 (14.0%)
 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 6155 (10.0%) 2764 (8.2%) 2876 (12.4%)
 Migraines 6063 (9.9%) 2273 (6.8%) 3276 (14.1%)
 ADD/ADHD 4612 (7.5%) 2413 (7.2%) 1612 (6.9%)
 Chronic Nausea 4440 (7.2%) 1892 (5.6%) 2268 (9.8%)
 Fibromyalgia 1809 (2.9%) 277 (0.8%) 1387 (6.0%)
 Cancer Related Pain 751 (1.2%) 348 (1.0%) 345 (1.5%)
 Epilepsy 388 (0.6%) 189 (0.6%) 185 (0.8%)
Total Reported Conditions
 Chronic Pain 35,016 (57.0%) 19,920 (59.2%) 13,233 (57.0%)
 Anxiety 25,639 (41.8%) 12,255 (36.4%) 10,689 (46.1%)
 Back & Neck Problems 18,519 (30.2%) 5638 (29.9%) 4858 (29.2%)
 Insomnia 16,343 (26.6%) 10,045 (24.7%) 6783 (27.4%)
 Depression 14,662 (23.9%) 5254 (19.1%) 4841 (28.4%)
 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 11,298 (18.4%) 8295 (16.8%) 6362 (20.9%)
 Arthritis 10,995 (17.9%) 1130 (15.6%) 1067 (20.9%)
 Headaches 9395 (15.3%) 6434 (12.6%) 6600 (18.7%)
 Muscle Spasms 8870 (14.5%) 2772 (14.0%) 3932 (15.7%)
 Migraines 7308 (11.9%) 4718 (8.2%) 3641 (16.9%)
 ADD/ADHD 5614 (9.1%) 3037 (9.0%) 1847 (8.0%)
 Chronic Nausea 5366 (8.7%) 2369 (7.0%) 2687 (11.6%)
 Fibromyalgia 2535 (4.1%) 347 (1.0%) 1984 (8.5%)
 Cancer Related Pain 2392 (3.9%) 4245 (3.4%) 4336 (4.6%)
 Epilepsy 1014 (1.7%) 561 (1.7%) 409 (1.8%)
  1. Table 7 reports the top 15 comorbid and total conditions by the total sample and by gender. Patients could report multiple comorbid conditions for which they were seeking medical cannabis. Total reported conditions summarizes the combined primary conditions and comorbid conditions. Patients could not report the same condition for both their primary condition and a comorbid condition. Percentages are calculated from the respective sample size for each column. ADD attention deficit disorder, ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder