Table 1

Alcohol- and cannabis use characteristics 6 hours prior to injury and in the control period

men (n = 332)

women (n = 154)

total (n = 486)


Drinking


Just prior to injury

yes

28.3

16.9

24.7


A week prior to injury

yes

19.6

11.0

16.9


Drinking levels among user


Just prior to injury

low

30.9

30.8

30.8


medium

21.3

26.9

22.5


high

47.9

42.3

46.7


A week prior to injury

low

51.7

50.0

51.3


medium

20.0

31.3

22.4


high

28.3

18.8

26.3


Cannabis use


Just prior to injury

yes

4.2

0.0

2.9


A week prior to injury

yes

6.3

1.9

4.9


Use levels among user


Just prior to injury

< 1 joint/pipe

42.9

n.a.

29.3


1 joint/pipe

35.7

n.a.

24.4


> 1 joint/pipe

21.4

n.a.

14.6


A week prior to injury

< 1 joint/pipe

14.3

0.0

12.5


1 joint/pipe

42.9

33.3

41.7


> 1 joint/pipe

42.9

66.7

45.8


Joint use


Just prior to injury

none

69.0

83.1

73.5


alcohol only

26.8

16.9

23.7


cannabis only

2.7

n.a.

1.9


both

1.5

n.a.

1.0


A week prior to injury

none

76.5

87.7

80.0


alcohol only

17.2

10.4

15.0


cannabis only

3.9

1.3

3.1


both

2.4

0.6

1.9


Alcohol consumption:

low: less than 20 grams for men and 10 grams for women;

medium: 20 to 40 grams for men, 10 to 30 grams for women;

high: more than 40 grams for men, more than 30 grams for women;

n.a. not applicable; no cannabis use 6 hours prior to injury among women.

Gmel et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:40   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-40

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