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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of baseline only and complete cases

From: Medical cannabis authorization patterns, safety, and associated effects in older adults

Characteristic Overall (N = 187)a Baseline only (N = 122)a Complete (3 months) (N = 65)a p-valueb
Age (years) 73.38 (6.83) 74.00 (7.23) 72.22 (5.91) 0.072
Sex   0.38
 Male 65 (35%) 45 (37%) 20 (31%)  
 Female 121 (65%) 76 (63%) 45 (69%)  
Occupational status   0.38
 Full time 9 (5.0%) 7 (5.8%) 2 (3.3%)  
 Long-term disability 4 (2.2%) 2 (1.7%) 2 (3.3%)
 Other 1 (0.6%) 1 (0.8%) 0 (0%)
 Part time 10 (5.6%) 7 (5.8%) 3 (5.0%)
 Retired 151 (84%) 100 (83%) 51 (85%)
 Short-term diability 2 (1.1%) 0 (0%) 2 (3.3%)
 Unemployed 3 (1.7%) 3 (2.5%) 0 (0%)
History of dried cannabis use   0.26
 Current 4 (2.2%) 3 (2.5%) 1 (1.5%)  
 Never 123 (66%) 85 (70%) 38 (58%)  
 Occasional 4 (2.2%) 1 (0.8%) 3 (4.6%)  
 Previous 50 (27%) 29 (24%) 21 (32%)  
 Regularly 5 (2.7%) 3 (2.5%) 2 (3.1%)  
Product profile   0.35
 CBD-dominant 99 (54%) 68 (58%) 31 (48%)  
 Balanced 76 (42%) 46 (39%) 30 (46%)  
 THC-dominant 8 (4.4%) 4 (3.4%) 4 (6.2%)  
Primary symptom   0.79
 Fatigue 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.8%) 0 (0%)  
 Insomnia 9 (4.8%) 6 (5.0%) 3 (4.6%)
 Mental health 3 (1.6%) 1 (0.8%) 2 (3.1%)
 Nausea/vomiting 2 (1.1%) 2 (1.7%) 0 (0%)
 Other 8 (4.3%) 5 (4.1%) 3 (4.6%)
 Pain 159 (85%) 104 (86%) 55 (85%)
 Seizures 1 (0.5%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.5%)
 Weight loss or lack of appetite 3 (1.6%) 2 (1.7%) 1 (1.5%)
BPI: worst pain 8.00 (7.00, 9.00) 8.00 (7.00, 8.75) 8.00 (7.00, 9.00) 0.40
BPI: least pain 4.00 (2.00, 6.00) 4.00 (2.00, 6.00) 3.50 (2.25, 5.00) 0.95
BPI: average pain 7.00 (5.00, 8.00) 7.00 (5.00, 8.00) 6.88 (5.00, 7.00) 0.63
BPI: pain right now 5.00 (4.00, 7.00) 5.00 (4.00, 7.00) 5.00 (4.00, 8.00) 0.31
BPI: pain severity 5.81 (1.99) 5.74 (2.03) 5.93 (1.91) 0.57
ESAS: pain 5.00 (4.00, 7.00) 6.00 (3.00, 7.00) 5.00 (4.00, 7.00) 0.75
ESAS: tiredness 6.00 (4.00, 8.00) 5.00 (3.00, 7.00) 6.00 (4.00, 8.00) 0.14
ESAS: drowsiness 2.00 (0.00, 5.00) 2.00 (0.00, 5.00) 2.50 (0.00, 5.00) 0.83
ESAS: well-being 5.14 (2.63) 5.23 (2.80) 4.96 (2.27) 0.50
THC dose (mg) 2.00 (0.40, 6.00) 2.00 (0.40, 6.00) 4.00 (0.60, 6.00) 0.53
CBD dose (mg) 8.00 (6.00, 12.00) 8.00 (4.00, 12.00) 8.00 (6.00, 12.00) 0.40
  1. aMean (SD); n (%); median (IQR)
  2. bWelch two-sample t-tests, Pearson’s chi-squared tests, Fisher’s exact tests, and Wilcoxon rank sum tests were used as appropriate