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Table 2 Prevalence of substance use, academic discipline and gender

From: Peer substance use overestimation among French university students: a cross-sectional survey

Substance use (%) Academic Discipline Gender
  F. Lang. (n = 87) Medicine (n = 136) Nursing School (n = 248) Sociology (n = 260) Men (n = 156) Women (n = 570)
Tobacco     p < 0.001   p = 0.361
   No use last month (64.9%) 78.2 77.9 59.9 58.5 61.5 65.7
   Occasional use (19.6%) 13.8 17.6 22.7 19.6 19.2 19.7
   Daily use last month (15.5%) 8.0 4.4 17.4 21.9 19.2 14.6
Cannabis     p < 0.001   p < 0.001
   No use last year (70.7%) 83.9 71.6 75.4 61.4 52.6 75.8
   ≤ 1/week last year (22.0%) 12.6 34.6 21.3 24.3 31.8 19.1
   > 1/week last year (7.3%) 3.4 3.7 3.3 14.3 15.6 5.1
Alcohol     p < 0.001   p < 0.001
   No use last month (30.9%) 49.4 26.5 30.6 27.3 17.3 34.4
   1-9 days last month (60.1%) 49.4 64.0 64.1 57.7 59.6 60.4
   10+ days last month (9.0%) 1.1 9.6 5.2 15.0 23.1 5.3
Heavy episodic drinking     p < 0.001   p < 0.001
   No use last month (71.5%) 89.5 65.4 71.8 68.3 51.0 77.0
   1-3 times last month (21.7%) 9.3 27.9 25.0 19.3 34.2 18.3
   4+ times last month (6.9%) 1.2 6.6 3.2 12.4 14.8 4.7
  1. Note: p-values are for the Chi-square test of independence between substance use and academic discipline or gender