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Table 2 Patterns of cannabis use

From: Medical cannabis use in the Australian community following introduction of legal access: the 2018–2019 Online Cross-Sectional Cannabis as Medicine Survey (CAMS-18)

Characteristicn 
Age first tried cannabis for any reason, mean (SD)111020.5 (11.6)
Age first regular cannabis use any reason, mean (SD)111025.8 (16.3)
Age first regular cannabis use for medical reason, mean (SD)111032.6 (17.5)
Never used cannabis regularly for any reason, N (%)1110134 (12.1%)
Number of days in previous 28 used cannabis for any reason1110 
Mean (SD) 17.3 (10.9)
Median (IQR) 20 (5–28)
Number of days in previous 28 used cannabis for medical reasons1110 
Mean (SD) 15.8 (11.2)
Median (IQR) 18 (4–28)
Estimated proportion of cannabis use for medical reasons, mean (SD)109583.2% (20.6%)
Usual number of times using cannabis per day for any reason1110 
Mean (SD) 3.3 (3.7)
Median (IQR) 2 (1–4)
Weekly cost of medical cannabis, mean (SD)1101$60.68 ($94.20)
Weekly cost of medical cannabis with respondents who did not pay excluded, mean (SD)812$82.27 ($101.27)
  1. Median (IQR) reported for count variables only
  2. IQR interquartile range