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Table 2 Demographic comparisons of respondents who are Never, Prior, and Current Users of cannabis before and after legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada

From: The impact of legalization of access to recreational Cannabis on Canadian medical users with Cancer

  Never Users Prior Users Current Users
Before After p Before After p Before After p
n = 398 n = 395 n = 233 n = 209 n = 190 n = 248
Age a
 Median 70 70 0·91 63 64 0·03 61 62 0·54
 IQR 61–76 62–77 54–69 56–71 52–70 55–69
 Not Reported 3 3 1 2 1 1
Gender
 Female 213 217 0·69 127 115 0·86 94 123 0·99
 Male 182 175 105 92 95 124
 Other 0 0 0 1 0 0
 Not Reported 3 3 1 1 1 1
Race
 Caucasian 284 314 0·25 187 181 0·22 155 197 0·90
 Asian 49 42 10 8 7 11
 Aboriginal 6 1 4 1 8 8
 East Indian 8 9 0 3 2 2
 African American 1 0 0 1 2 1
 Latin American 2 1 0 1 0 0
 Other 25 12 20 3 11 16
 Not Reported 23 16 12 11 5 13
Primary Cancer
 Breast 93 102 0·23 58 59 0·72 31 46 0·87
 Prostate 59 65 27 32 26 23
 Gastrointestinal 56 42 27 23 26 44
 Blood/Lymph System 52 46 25 23 23 29
 Lung 41 32 21 14 24 24
 Head/Neck 18 20 25 17 14 19
 Gynecologic 28 19 14 9 12 13
 Skin 15 11 14 7 11 14
 Brain 9 9 9 6 7 7
 Genitourinary 7 13 5 4 4 7
 Sarcoma 3 11 3 6 4 8
 Other 13 13 5 6 7 12
 Not Reported 4 2 0 3 1 2
Treatment Stage
 Newly Diagnosed 12 20 0·47 13 13 0·04 10 8 0·55
 In Treatment 254 249 137 140 130 163
 Finished Therapy 100 98 76 44 39 55
 Not Receiving Treatment 30 25 7 12 11 20
 Not Reported 2 3 0 0 0 2
Education
 Less than High School 20 17 0·23 7 5 0·22 8 9 0·84
 Some High School 41 35 17 11 13 21
 High School/GED 72 84 29 35 41 57
 Some College 51 72 59 36 47 51
 College Graduate 105 92 67 73 49 64
 Graduate Degree 104 92 48 45 29 46
 Not Reported 5 3 6 4 3 0
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. a Age was calculated using a 2-sample t test
  3. b p values were calculated using the chi-square test of independence and did not include ‘Other’ and ‘Not Reported’ categories