Table 4 Sex-specific and age-adjusted proportions of alcohol consumption and marijuana use by ethnicity

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

Ethnicity Men Women
Palauans Non-Palauans P for difference Palauans Non-Palauans P for difference
(n = 151) (n = 23) (n = 155) (n = 23)
Alcohol consumption
 Ever consumed, % 94.3 85.6 0.13 79.4 34.4 <0.001***
 Consumed alcohol during the past 12 months, % 84.2 60.0 0.007** 61.4 29.7 0.004**
 Frequency of alcohol consumption during the past 12 months, %    0.37    0.94
  Daily 2.2 0   0.6 0  
  5–6 days per week 5.5 0   0.7 0  
  1–4 days per week 20.5 26.3   6.5 8.6  
  1–3 days per month 35.2 16.7   28.5 3.6  
  Less than once a month 36.6 59.8   63.7 87.9  
 Consumed alcohol during the past 30 days, % 70.6 40.6 0.005** 38.8 16.6 0.04*
Marijuana use
 Lifetime marijuana use, %    0.02*    0.09
  Non 20.0 47.1   43.9 69.4  
  1 or 2 times 21.4 20.4   23.2 8.9  
  3 or more times 58.6 32.5   32.9 21.7  
 Marijuana use during the past 30 days, %    0.78    0.88
  No 67.0 68.9   80.7 78.2  
  Yes 31.1 33.0   21.8 19.3  
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001