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Table 4 Associations between age and preferred forms of medical marijuana (n = 204)

From: Interests and concerns regarding medical marijuana among chronic pain patients in Ohio: an online survey

Form of MMJ Age (years)
Edibles 25-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81+
 Yes 2 (100%) 13 (86.7%) 29 (76.3%) 48 (69.6%) 39 (70.9%) 16 (80.0%) 5 (100%)
 No 0 (0.0%) 2 (13.3%) 9 (23.7%) 21 (30.4%) 16 (29.1%) 4 (20.0%) 0 (0.0%)
p = 0.783, Kendall’s tau = −0.018
Pills 25-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81+
 Yes 1 (50.0%) 7 (46.7%) 23 (60.5%) 40 (58.0%) 32 (58.2%) 14 (70.0%) 3 (60.0%)
 No 1 (50.0%) 8 (53.3%) 15 (39.5%) 29 (42.0%) 23 (41.8%) 6 (30.0%) 2 (40.0%)
p = 0.406, Kendall’s tau = 0.053
Smoking 25-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81+
 Yes 1 (50.0%) 10 (66.7%) 19 (50.0%) 33 (47.8%) 25 (45.5%) 5 (25.0%) 1 (20.0%)
 No 1 (50.0%) 5 (33.3%) 19 (50.0%) 36 (52.2%) 30 (54.5%) 15 (75.0%) 4 (80.0%)
ap = 0.023, Kendall’s tau = −0.144
Topical 25-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81+
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 5 (33.3%) 12 (31.6%) 23 (33.3%) 22 (40.0%) 10 (50.0%) 3 (60.0%)
 No 2 (100%) 10 (66.7%) 26 (68.4%) 46 (66.7%) 33 (60.0%) 10 (50.0%) 2 (40.0%)
p = 0.069, Kendall’s tau = 0.115
Sublingual 25-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81+
 Yes 1 (50.0%) 9 (60.0%) 24 (63.2%) 40 (58.0%) 33 (60.0%) 13 (65.0%) 3 (60.0%)
 No 1 (50.0%) 6 (40.0%) 14 (36.8%) 29 (42.0%) 22 (40.0%) 7 (35.0%) 2 (40.0%)
p = 0.910, Kendall’s tau = 0.007
  1. aStatistically significant finding