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Table 1 Summary Statistics

From: Too young for Cannabis? Choice of minimum legal age for legalized non-medical Cannabis in Canada

 (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
 Age (21–65 years)Age of first cannabis use < 18 yearsAge of first cannabis use 18 yearsAge of first cannabis use 19–20 yearsAge of first cannabis use 21–24 yearsp-value
Panel A: CTUMS (2004–2012) 
Education:      
Less than secondary0.080.100.060.060.07< 0.001
 (0.28)(0.29)(0.24)(0.23)(0.25) 
Completed secondary0.370.400.350.320.31< 0.001
 (0.48)(0.49)(0.48)(0.47)(0.46) 
Completed college0.250.260.250.230.210.006
 (0.43)(0.44)(0.43)(0.42)(0.40) 
Completed university0.300.250.330.400.42< 0.001
 (0.46)(0.43)(0.47)(0.49)(0.49) 
Cigarette smoker0.330.370.290.240.24< 0.001
 (0.47)(0.48)(0.45)(0.43)(0.43) 
Age38.9337.1840.7942.0343.59< 0.001
 (11.52)(10.73)(11.71)(12.45)(12.38) 
Male0.580.570.610.610.570.018
 (0.49)(0.49)(0.49)(0.49)(0.50) 
Urban0.820.820.830.820.820.724
 (0.39)(0.39)(0.38)(0.39)(0.38) 
English0.750.750.750.760.800.024
 (0.43)(0.43)(0.43)(0.43)(0.40) 
N37,24423,954541254162462 
Panel B: CTADS (2013 and 2015) 
Current cigarette smoker0.240.280.230.180.12< 0.001
 (0.43)(0.45)(0.42)(0.39)(0.33) 
General health2.842.822.832.803.000.144
 (0.89)(0.87)(0.90)(0.95)(0.86) 
Mental health3.093.093.003.213.070.072
 (0.88)(0.86)(0.94)(0.84)(0.94) 
Age40.8339.6943.7142.1641.07< 0.001
 (12.49)(11.79)(13.55)(13.29)(12.56) 
Male0.590.580.620.620.540.306
 (0.49)(0.49)(0.49)(0.49)(0.50) 
Urban0.800.790.810.810.780.708
 (0.40)(0.41)(0.39)(0.39)(0.42) 
N6783384710571245634 
  1. Note: Data in Panel A are from CTUMS (2004–2012) and in Panel B from CTADS (2013 and 2015). Values are mean (SD). Sample includes respondents aged 21–65 years who initiated cannabis before age 25. Estimates are adjusted for sampling weights. The variable ‘English’ captures the proportion of respondents who reported speaking English language most often at home