Skip to main content

Table 2 Demographics and problem indicators among cannabis patients across education and work status subgroups at end of follow-up

From: Who seeks treatment for cannabis use? Registered characteristics and physical, psychological and psychosocial problem indicators among cannabis patients and matched controls

  Not in education or work (n = 2309) In work or education (n=1642) In work (n=1397) In education (n=462)
Personal characteristics
 Gender (%) Female 24.2a (559) 27.1 (445) 26.2 (366) 32.2 (149)
 Age (%) Less than 20 years 29.9 a (690) 36.0 (591) 36.8 (514) 36.6 (169)
20–24 22.7 a (524) 24.8 (407) 24.0 (335) 23.4 (108)
25–29 13.2 a (305) 11.3 (186) 11.4 (159) 8.9 (41)
30–34 9.2 a (212) 5.7 (94) 5.9 (82) 3.2 (15)
35–39 12.7 a (293) 5.2 (85) 5.9 (82) 1.8 (8)
40 or older 12.3 a (284) 17.0 (279) 16.0 (224) 26.1 (121)
Mean age (years) 28.3 (653) 25.6 (420) 25.8 (360) 23.6 (109)
Range (years) 15-67 15-61 15-61 15-50
 Marital status (%) Married 5.3 (122) 5.2 (85) 5.9 (82) 1.5 (7)
 Background (%) Norwegian 76.7 (1771) 73.9 (1213) 74.6 (1042) 70.4 (325)
Other western 14.2 (328) 17.0 (279) 16.3 (228) 19.7 (91)
Non-western 9.1 (210) 9.1 (149) 9.1 (127) 9.9 (46)
Social Background
 Father’s education (%) Compulsory education 42.2 a (974) 34.0 (558) 35.3 (493) 39.4 (182)
Upper secondary school 45.0 a (1039) 48.1 (790) 48.2 (673) 43.9 (203)
Higher education 12.8 a (296) 17.9 (294) 16.5 (231) 16.7 (77)
 Mother’s education (%) Compulsory education 40.7 a (925) 38.6 (634) 40.2 (562) 30.3 (140)
Upper secondary school 47.4 a (1094) 40.0 (656) 40.3 (563) 38.0 (176)
Higher education 11.9 a (275) 21.4 (351) 19.5 (272) 31.7 (146)
Mental health problems
 Psychological diagnoses (%) Mood disorders 23.0 a (531) 19.4 (319) 18.5 (258) 22.3 (103)
Personality disorders 13.8 a (319) 6.9 (113) 6.7 (94) 7.6 (35)
Attention deficit disorders 15.7 a (363) 9.5 (155) 9.8 (137) 7.1 (34)
Neurotic disorders 24.9 a (575) 17.8 (292) 16.6 (232) 19.3 (89)
Schizophrenia 9.4 a (217) 4.0 (66) 3.4 (47) 7.4 (34)
Any psychological diagnosis 53.8 a (1242) 41.2 (677) 37.2 (520) 40.5 (187)
 Substance use diagnoses (%) Alcohol 22.0 a (508) 16.7 (274) 16.1 (225) 16.5 (76)
Opioids 17.9 a (413) 6.6 (108) 5.8 (81) 8.0 (37)
Sedatives 23.7 a (547) 11.5 (189) 10.5 (147) 13.6 (63)
Cocaine 3.4 a (79) 4.9 (80) 5.2 (73) 3.5 (16)
Poly-drug use 33.4 a (771) 18.9 (310) 17.4 (243) 23.2 (107)
Any substance use diagnosis 56.8 a (1312) 38.4 (631) 37.2 (520) 40.5 (187)
Psychosocial indicators
 Completed education (%) Compulsory education 77.4 a (1786) 67.1 (1102) 67.4 (941) 65.6 (303)
Upper secondary school 16.6 a (384) 25.9 (425) 25.2 (353) 27.3 (126)
Higher education 3.4 (78) 5.1 (84) 5.2 (73) 5.8 (27)
Missing 2.6 (61) 1.9 (31) 2.2 (30) 1.3 (6)
  1. adifference between those not in education or work (column 1) and those in education or work (column 2) significant at the 0.05 level