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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study sample in three states with legalized recreational cannabis

From: Recreational cannabis legalization and alcohol purchasing: a difference-in-differences analysis

  Colorado (n = 3619) Washington (n = 4444) Oregon (n = 2380)
Household income
 < $5000 1% 2% 2%
$5000-$7999 2% 2% 2%
$8000-$14,999 5% 6% 10%
$15,000-$29,999 15% 17% 20%
$30,000-$44,999 15% 17% 17%
$45,000-$69,999 22% 23% 21%
$70,000-$99,999 20% 18% 16%
$100,000-$124,999 16% 14% 11%
$125,000-$149,999  < 1%  < 1%  < 1%
$150,000-$199,999 1%  < 1%  < 1%
$200,000 +   < 1%  < 1%  < 1%
Household size
1 person 27% 27% 26%
2 people 34% 33% 34%
3 people 16% 15% 17%
4 people 14% 14% 13%
5 people 5% 7% 7%
6 people 2% 2% 3%
7 people 1% 1%  < 1%
8 people  < 1%  < 1%  < 1%
9 or more people  < 1%  < 1%  < 1%
Marital status
Married 51% 50% 52%
Widowed 9% 10% 8%
Divorced/separated 19% 20% 21%
Single 21% 20% 20%
Race
White 85% 83% 89%
Black 4% 3% 1%
Asian 2% 6% 3%
Not White, Black, or Asian 9% 8% 7%
Milliliters of pure ethanol mean (standard deviation)
All alcoholic beverages 230 (876) 415 (1131) 379 (1124)
Beer 84 (440) 125 (547) 111 (504)
Spirits 104 (591) 156 (665) 132 (698)
Wine 42 (267) 134 (592) 135 (596)
  1. Statistics presented in the above table are from the unrestricted sample of households (i.e., not limited to households with data before and after legalization) using Nielsen frequency weights. Data are from 2004 to 2017. Household income is the self-reported income of a household upon entry into the NCP. Household size is the number of people living in a household. Race refers to the self-reported racial identity of the household. Milliliters of pure ethanol is the average milliliters of ethanol purchased by a given household in a given month