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Table 1 Socioeconomic demographics of 604 survey participants with arthritis who use CBD and those who do not use CBD

From: Cannabidiol as a treatment for arthritis and joint pain: an exploratory cross-sectional study

Demographics Used CBD (N=428)
N (%)
Not Used CBD (N=176)
N (%)
P-value
Age (y)
 18–34 123 (28.7) 45 (25.6) <.001*
 35–54 202 (47.2) 59 (33.5)  
 55–64 years old 60 (14) 43 (24.4)  
 65 years and older 43 (10) 29 (16.5)  
Gender
 Female 272 (63.6) 121 (68.8) .14
 Male 139 (32.5) 53 (30.1)  
 Prefer not to say 17 (4.0) 2 (1.1)  
Ethnicity
 White 357 (83.4) 151 (85.8) .83
 Asian/Pacific Islander 8 (1.8) 3 (1.7)  
 African American 17 (4.0) 9 (5.1)  
 Hispanic or Latino 18 (4.2) 5 (2.8)  
 Native American 5 (1.2) 0 (0)  
 Other 16 (3.7) 3 (1.7)  
 Not disclosed 7 (1.6) 5 (2.8)  
Geographya
 Other country 64 (15.0) 21 (11.9) .01*
 Midwest 68 (15.9) 35 (19.9)  
 Northeast 95 (22.2) 52 (29.5)  
 South 104 (24.3) 47 (26.7)  
 West 97 (22.7) 21 (11.9)  
Education
 High school 96 (22.4) 33 (18.8) .87
 Associate degree 85 (19.9) 38 (21.6)  
 Bachelor’s degree 184 (43.0) 77 (43.8)  
 Doctorate degree 45 (10.5) 21 (11.9)  
 Not disclosed 18 (4.2) 7 (4)  
Income
 <$30,000 102 (23.8) 32 (18.2) .29
 $30,000–$54,999 79 (18.5) 38 (21.6)  
 $55,000–$99,999 114 (26.6) 56 (31.8)  
 ≥100,000 78 (18.2) 25 (14.2)  
 Rather not say 55 (12.9) 25 (14.2)  
Type of arthritis
 Osteoarthritis 204 (47.7) 80 (45.5) .99
 Rheumatoid arthritis 142 (33.2) 55 (31.3)  
 Other autoimmune arthritis 82 (19.1) 32 (18.2)  
 Unsure/missing 0 9 (5.1)  
How did you hear about CBD?b
 Friends or family 166 (38.8)   
 Internet/social media 151 (35.3)   
 Medical personnel 48 (11.2)   
 Periodical/television 9 (2.1)   
 Unsure 54 (12.6)   
Spoke to the doctor about your CBD use?
 No 195 (45.6)   
 Yes 233 (54.4)   
Friends/family use CBD?    
 No 75 (17.5)   
 Yes 353 (82.5)   
  1. Y years, $ US dollars, % percent, CBD cannabidiol
  2. Statistical comparisons performed with Pearson chi-squared test between groups
  3. *Significance determined as P<0.05
  4. aGeographic regions based on US Census Divisions
  5. bAll patients in the analysis answered “yes” for have you heard of CBD