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Table 5 Logistic regression analyses examining potential risks associated with cannabis use among Canadian youth and young adult cannabis users and non-users

From: Cannabis health knowledge and risk perceptions among Canadian youth and young adults

Characteristics Ref. Category Likely someone may become addicted from smoking, general (N = 870)
p AOR 95% CI
Age 19–24 16–18 0.001 0.51 0.35–0.76
25–30   < 0.001 0.49 0.34–0.70
19–24 25–30 0.738 1.06 0.76 = 1.48
Sex Male Female 0.013 0.69 0.52–0.93
Ethnicity White Non-white 0.169 0.81 0.60–1.90
Cannabis use status Ever use, not in past 30 days Never use < 0.001 0.39 0.28–0.55
Current use, within past 30 days   < 0.001 0.35 0.24–0.52
Ever use, not in past 30 days Current use, within past 30 days 0.597 1.11 0.75–1.64
Exposure to education Exposed Not exposed 0.097 1.29 0.96–1.76
   Risk of harming mental health, general (N= 870)
Age 19–24 16–18 0.533 0.85 0.51–1.42
25–30   0.829 0.95 0.59–1.54
19–24 25–30 0.599 0.90 0.60–1.35
Sex Male Female 0.807 0.96 0.67–1.36
Ethnicity White Non-white 0.945 1.01 0.70–1.48
Cannabis use status Ever use, not in past 30 days Never use 0.001 0.48 0.31–0.74
Current use, within past 30 days   < 0.001 0.35 0.22–0.56
Ever use, not in past 30 days Current use, within past 30 days 0.155 1.36 0.89–2.08
Exposure to education Exposed Not exposed < 0.001 2.28 1.50–3.48
    Worry about damage to future health, self (n= 267)*
Age 19–24 16–18 0.080 0.51 0.24–1.08
  25–30   0.492 0.78 0.38–1.59
  19–24 25–30 0.140 0.66 0.38–1.15
Sex Male Female 0.572 1.16 0.70–1.91
Ethnicity White Non-white 0.349 0.78 0.45–1.32
Cannabis use status Current use, within past 30 days Ever use, not in past 30 days 0.721 1.11 0.63–1.95
Exposure to education Exposed Not exposed 0.010 1.99 1.18–3.37
   Perceived addiction, self (n= 267)*
Age 19–24 16-18 0.048 0.41 0.17–0.99
25–30   0.220 0.61 0.27–1.35
19–24 25–30 0.287 0.68 0.34–1.38
Sex Male Female 0.068 1.78 0.96–3.30
Ethnicity White Non-white 0.770 0.91 0.47–1.74
Cannabis use status Current use, within past 30 days Ever use, not in past 30 days 0.003 3.96 1.60–9.78
Exposure to education Exposed Not exposed 0.125 1.62 0.88-2.99
  1. *Among past 3-month users