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Table 2 Comparison of socioeconomic demographics and CBD utilization based on type of arthritis between group comparisons of participants by type of arthritis and patterns of CBD utilization

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

  Osteoarthritis Autoimmune arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis  
Demographics N (%) N (%) N (%) P value
Age (y)
 18–34 36 (17.6) 25 (30.5) 62 (43.7) <.001*
 35–54 103 (50.5) 36 (43.9) 63 (44.4)  
 55–64 years old 40 (19.6) 12 (14.6) 8 (5.6)  
 65 years and older 25 (12.3) 9 (11) 9 (6.3)  
Gender
 Female 125 (61.3) 58 (70.7) 89 (62.7) .319
 Male 68 (33.3) 21 (25.6) 50 (35.2)  
 Prefer not to say 11 (5.4) 3 (3.7) 3 (2.1)  
Ethnicity
 White 171 (84) 65 (79) 121 (85) .507
 Other ethnicity 33 (16) 17 (21) 21 (15)  
Geographya     
 Other country 29 (14.2) 14 (17.1) 21 (14.8) .458
 Midwest 28 (13.7) 16 (19.5) 24 (16.9)  
 Northeast 45 (22.1) 20 (24.4) 30 (21.1)  
 South 60 (29.4) 13 (15.9) 31 (21.8)  
 West 42 (20.6) 19 (23.2) 36 (25.4)  
Education
 Associate degree 44 (21.6) 16 (19.5) 25 (17.6) .314
 Bachelor’s degree 80 (39.2) 38 (46.3) 66 (46.5)  
 Doctorate degree 23 (11.3) 11 (13.4) 11 (7.7)  
 High school 44 (21.6) 16 19.5) 36 (25.4)  
 Not disclosed 13 (6.4) 1 (1.2) 4 (2.8)  
Income
 <$30,000 51 (25) 18 (22) 33 (23.2) .608
 $30,000–$54,999 32 (15.7) 18 (22) 29 (20.4)  
 $55,000–$99,999 59 (28.9) 16 (19.5) 39 (27.5)  
 ≥100,000 38 (18.6) 15 (18.3) 25 (17.6)  
 Rather not say 24 (11.8) 15 (18.3) 16 (11.3)  
  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