Table 5 Sex- specific and age-adjusted proportions of alcohol consumption and marijuana use by education level

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

Education level Men Women
High Low P for difference High Low P for difference
(n = 42) (n =132) (n = 45) (n = 133)
Alcohol consumption
 Ever consumed, % 94.7 92.6 0.65 73.0 73.8 0.91
 Consumed alcohol during the past 12 months, % 76.0 82.6 0.35 57.0 57.4 0.96
 Frequency of alcohol consumption during the past 12 months, %    0.86    0.51
  Daily 1.6 1.8   0 0.7  
  5–6 days per week 4.2 4.7   0 0.8  
  1–4 days per week 14.1 23.5   2.1 8.3  
  1–3 days per month 33.3 32.6   30.3 23.6  
  Less than once a month 46.7 37.4   67.7 66.6  
 Consumed alcohol during the past 30 days, % 58.4 69.3 0.20 41.4 34.1 0.38
Marijuana use
 Lifetime Marijuana use, %    < 0.001***    0.12
  Non 32.7 20.7   55.4 44.4  
  1 or 2 times 35.2 16.8   20.3 21.7  
  3 or more times 32.1 62.5   24.4 33.9  
 Marijuana use during the past 30 days, %    0.30    0.35
  No 73.6 65.2   75.4 82.0  
  Yes 26.4 34.8   24.6 18.0  
  1. ***p < 0.001