Table 3 Sex- and age-specific proportions of alcohol consumption and marijuana use

From: Determinants of alcohol consumption and marijuana use among young adults in the Republic of Palau

Age groups Men Women
18–20 21–24 P for difference 18–20 21–24 P for difference
(n = 92) (n = 82) (n = 120) (n = 58)
Alcohol consumption
 Ever consumed, % 90.2 96.3 0.11 70.0 81.0 0.12
 Consumed alcohol during the past 12 months, % 78.3 84.1 0.33 51.7 69.0 0.03*
 Frequency of alcohol consumption during the past 12 months, %    0.05    0.32
  Daily 0 3.7   0.8 0  
  5–6 days per week 1.1 8.5   0 1.7  
  1–4 days per week 20.7 22.0   5.8 8.6  
  1–3 days per month 32.6 32.9   20.0 36.2  
  Less than once a month 45.7 32.9   73.3 53.4  
 Consumed alcohol during the past 30 days, % 60.9 73.2 0.09 30.0 48.3 0.02*
Marijuana use
 Lifetime marijuana use, %    0.14    0.46
  Non 20.7 26.8   48.3 44.3  
  1 or 2 times 28.3 13.4   20.0 24.1  
  3 or more times 51.1 59.8   31.7 31.0  
 Marijuana use during the past 30 days, %    0.71    0.52
  No 68.5 65.9   81.7 77.6  
  Yes 31.5 34.1   18.3 22.4  
  1. *p< 0.05