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Table 1 Distribution of background and independent and dependent variables in Norway and Israel

From: Public opinion and medical cannabis policies: examining the role of underlying beliefs and national medical cannabis policies

  Norway (n = 2175) Israel (n = 648) p value for country difference
Strongly agree/agree that medical cannabis should be legal, % (n) 53.2 (1158) 78.4 (508)  
[Mean (SD)] [3.3 (0.03)] [4.1 (0.04)] <0.001
Male, % (n) 50.8 (1104) 49.1 (318) 0.342
Age categories
 18–29, % (n) 26.4 (576) 22.1 (143) 0.003
 30–44, % (n) 23.9 (519) 28.7 (186) 0.010
 45–59, % (n) 30.0 (652) 28.9 (187) 0.795
 60+, % (n) 19.7 (429) 20.4 (132) 0.416
Education
 Primary, % (n) 7.5 (164) 28.1 (182) <0.001
 Secondary, % (n) 62.2 (1353) 24.3 (157) <0.001
 Higher education, % (n) 30.2 (658) 47.6 (308) <0.001
Behaviour
 Last month alcohol use, % (n) 74.3 (1616) 69.1 (448) 0.010
 Last year cannabis use, % (n) 5.3 (115) 13.0 (84) <0.001
Beliefs
 Strongly agree/agree that cannabis has medical benefits, % (n) 29.2 (635) 66.7 (432) <0.001
 Strongly agree/agree that medical cannabis is addictive, % (n) 54.5 (1186) 34.3 (222) <0.001
 Very likely/likely that medical cannabis legalization leads to increased cannabis use, % (n) 60.4 (1313) 60.3 (391) 0.953
  1. p values are based on two-sample tests of proportions