Table 1

Prevalence of Marijuana Use among Young Adults Who Use Both Tobacco and Marijuana
Variable Percentage of Sample (n)

Percentage with Past-Month

Marijuana Use

χ2 p
Gender* 8.69 0.003
 Male 64.3 (1162) 55.7
 Female 35.3 (638) 48.4
 Transgender 0.4 (8) 50.0
Age 27.82 0.000
 18–20 56.2 (1016) 58.6
 21–25 43.8 (792) 46.1
Ethnicity 10.59 0.060
 African-American 2.9 (52) 53.8
 Asian-American/Pacific Islander 3.8 (69) 39.1
 Caucasian-American 72.1 (1302) 52.8
 Hispanic/Latino 5.8 (105) 56.2
 Multi-Ethnic 9.7 (176) 60.8
 Other 5.7 (103) 49.5
Household Income 15.20 0.020
 Less than $20,000 26.1 (472) 48.7
 $21,000–$40,000 21.5 (388) 50.0
 $41,000–$60,000 15.3 (276) 53.3
 $61,000–$80,000 10.8 (195) 53.8
 $81,000–$100,000 8.6 (156) 58.3
 $100,000–$200,000 11.9 (216) 57.4
 More than $200,000 5.8 (105) 65.7
Region 1.14 0.769
 Northeast 20.1 (363) 52.1
 Midwest 26.5 (479) 52.4
 South 28.0 (506) 52.6
 West 25.4 (460) 55.2
Urban/Rural 8.75 0.003
 Urban 85.2 (1540) 54.5
 Rural 14.8 (268) 44.8
Medical Marijuana State 2.02 0.155
 Yes 35.8 (647) 55.3
 No 64.2 (1161) 51.9
Student Status 0.44 0.508
 Student 28.8 (521) 54.3
 Non-student 71.2 (1287) 52.6
Daily Smoking Status 4.00 0.045
 Daily smoker 68.3 (1235) 51.5
 Non-daily smoker 31.7 (573) 56.5
Total Sample 53.1

Note. Significant differences within sociodemographic variables in bold text.

*Eight transgendered participants were not included in gender analysis of past-month marijuana use.

Ramo and Prochaska

Ramo and Prochaska Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2012 7:5   doi:10.1186/1940-0640-7-5

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