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Table 1 Demographics

From: Exploring the use of cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs in a convenience sample

  Total sample (n = 2.841) Substitution users (n = 1.546) Odds of substituting
N (%) N (%) OR (95% CI)
Gender
 Male 1.020 (35.9) 511 (33.1) 1.00 (reference)
 Female 1.769 (63.2) 1.024 (66.2) 1.25* (1.05–1.47)
 Other 6 (0.2) 3 (0.2) 1.24 (0.20–7.95)
 Missing 19 (0.7) 8 (0.5)  
Age
 18–24 126 (4.4) 57 (3.7) 1.00 (reference)
 25–34 338 (11.9) 178 (11.5) 1.16 (0.76–1.79)
 35–44 555 (19.6) 313 (20.3) 1.20 (0.78–1.84)
 45–54 795 (28) 472 (30.5) 1.20 (0.78–1.85)
 55–64 681 (24) 365 (23.6) 0.86 (0.55–1.34)
 65–74 296 (10.4) 140 (9.1) 0.77 (0.43–1.39)
 > 75 47 (1.7) 21 (1.4) 0.71 (0.32–1.57)
 Missing 3 (0.1)   
Current employment
 Full-time employment 737 (25.9) 340 (22) 1.00 (reference)
 Part-time employment 112 (3.9) 61 (4) 1.40 (0.93–2.10)
 Student 128 (4.5) 63 (4.1) 1.25 (0.82–1.90)
 Unemployed 50 (1.8) 31 (2) 1.93* (1.06–3.53)
 Retired (pension and early retirement) 377 (13.3) 180 (11.6) 1.44 (0.95–2.18)
 Stay-at-home 23 (0.8) 10 (0.7) 0.94 (0.40–2.19)
 Disability pension 620 (21.8) 401 (25.9) 2.21*** (1.75–2.80)
 On sick leave 87 (3.1) 43 (2.8) 1.11 (0.71–1.74)
 Reduced employment (due to reduced working capacity) 524 (18.4) 323 (20.9) 1.76*** (1.39–2.22)
 Other 147 (5.2) 74 (4.8) 1.21 (0.84–3.54)
 Missing 36 (1.3) 20 (1.3)  
Education
 None 35 (1.2) 17 (1.1) 1.00 (reference)
 9th grade 322 (11.3) 165 (10.7) 1.15 (0.56–2.35)
 9th–-11th (HG, EFG, EGU) 142 (5) 80 (5.2) 1.34 (0.62–2.86)
 High school (STX, HHX, HF) 285 (10) 136 (8.8) 1.05 (0.51–2.17)
 Vocational secondary education 512 (18) 307 (19.9) 1.68 (0.83–3.40)
 Short-cycle higher education 332 (11.7) 181 (11.7) 1.26 (0.61–2.58)
 Medium-cycle higher education 814 (28.7) 460 (29.8) 1.48 (0.74–2.98)
 Long-cycle higher education 237 (8.3) 119 (7.7) 1.30 (0.62–2.70)
 Other 103 (3.6) 53 (3.4) 1.21 (0.55–2.65)
 Missing 59 (2.1) 28 (1.8)  
Region
 Capital 670 (23.6) 344 (22.3) 1.00 (reference)
 Central Jutland 623 (21.9) 329 (21.3) 0.96 (0.77–1.21)
 Zealand 558 (19.6) 318 (20.6) 1.14 (0.90–1.44)
 Southern Denmark 537 (18.9) 309 (20) 1.19 (0.94–1.51)
 Northern Jutland 340 (12) 191 (12.4) 1.16 (0.88–1.51)
 Missing 113 (4) 55 (3.6)  
  1. OR odds ratio; CI confidence interval
  2. *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001