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Table 10 Highest education level completed and employment status in medicinal cannabis users among various pain syndromes and “Yes” responses on ID Migraine™ questionnaire

From: Patterns of medicinal cannabis use, strain analysis, and substitution effect among patients with migraine, headache, arthritis, and chronic pain in a medicinal cannabis cohort

Highest level of education completed
  Graduate degree University degree (Bachelors’ degree or equivalent) Some college/university, but no degree/certificate Technical and non-university degree High school degree or equivalent (GED) Less than high school degree
All patients (2032) 122 (6%) 322 (15.9%) 432 (21.3%) 642 (31.6%) 375 (18.5%) 139 (6.8%)
Headache as primary symptom (505) 17 (3.4%) 81 (16%) 124 (24.6%) 158 (31.3%) 91 (18%) 34 (6.7%)
Headache as primary illness (75) 5 (6.7%) 18 (24%) 16 (21.3%) 22 (29.3%) 9 (12%) 5 (6.7%)
Chronic pain as primary illness (598) 39 (6.5%) 74 (12.4%) 131 (21.9%) 196 (32.8%) 107 (17.9%) 51 (8.5%)
Arthritis as primary illness (188) 10 (5.3%) 31 (16.5%) 36 (19.2%) 65 (34.6%) 38 (20.2%) 8 (4.3%)
3 Yes (343)a 10 (2.9%) 54 (15.7%) 87 (25.4%) 114 (33.2%) 53 (15.5%) 25 (7.3%)
2 Yes (102)b 4 (3.9%) 13 (12.8%) 30 (29.4%) 28 (27.5%) 21 (20.6%) 6 (5.9%)
3 + 2 Yes (445) 14 (3.2%) 67 (15.1%) 117 (26.3%) 142 (31.9%) 74 (16.6%) 31 (7.0%)
 Employment status
  Employed, working full-time Employed, working part-time Retired Not employed, looking for work Not employed, not looking for work Disabled, not able to work
All patients (2032) 1045 (51.4%) 231 (11.4%) 120 (5.9%) 164 (8.1%) 88 (4.3%) 384 (18.9%)
Headache as primary symptom (505) 268 (53.1%) 50 (9.9%) 10 (2%) 36 (7.1%) 30 (5.9%) 111 (22%)
Headache as primary illness (75) 56 (74.7%) 4 (5.3%) 1 (1.3%) 1 (1.3%) 5 (6.7%) 8 (10.7%)
Chronic pain as primary illness (598) 278 (46.5%) 64 (10.7%) 33 (5.5%) 30 (5%) 24 (4%) 169 (28.3%)
Arthritis as primary illness (188) 94 (50%) 18 (9.6%) 38 (20.2%) 13 (6.9%) 4 (2.1%) 21 (11.2%)
3 Yes (343)a 172 (50.2%) 31 (9%) 6 (1.8%) 24 (7%) 21 (6.1%) 89 (26%)
2 Yes (102)b 59 (57.8%) 12 (11.8%) 2 (2%) 9 (8.8%) 3 (2.9%) 17 (16.7%)
3 + 2 Yes (445) 231 (51.9%) 43 (9.7%) 8 (1.8%) 33 (7.4%) 24 (5.4%) 106 (23.8%)
  1. a3 “Yes” responses = 97% probability of migraine
  2. b2 “Yes” responses = 93% probability of migraine