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Table 2 Crack and other drug use characteristics of sample, by sex

From: Exploring sex differences in drug use, health and service use characteristics among young urban crack users in Brazil

  Men (n = 124) M (SD) Women (n = 35) M (SD) Test statistic t P-value
Number of years of crack use 4.0 (3.0) 4.9 (3.4) 1.547  
Number of crack rocks used per typical day 10.1 (10.5) 8.3 (5.9) 0.925  
  N (%) N (%) χ 2  
Daily crack use [30] 66 (53.2) 24 (68.6) 2.617 0.106
Main modes of crack use     
Smoking mixed crack and tobacco 7 (5.7) 2(5.7) 0.0002 0.988
Smoking mixed crack and marijuana 29 (23.4) 1 (2.9) 7.5154* 0.006
Smoking crack using a can 8 (6.5) 2 (5.7) 0.0252 0.874
Smoking crack using a plastic cup 50(40.3) 22 (62.9) 5.5941* 0.018
Smoking crack using a pipe 28(22.6) 8 (22.9) 0.00123 0.972
Shared crack smoking implements [30]a 72 (62.1) 21 (60.0) 0.0487 0.825
Other drug use [[30]]a     
Alcohol 68 (55.7) 9 (25.7) 9.8100** 0.002
Tobacco 97 (78.2) 31 (88.6) 1.8614 0.172
Marijuana 88 (71.5) 18 (51.4) 4.9936* 0.025
Amphetamines or LSD 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) - -
Cocaine 55 (45.8) 4 (11.4) 13.6049*** 0.000
Benzodiazepines 3 (2.4) 0 (0.0) 0.8702 0.351
Opioids 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) - -
Inhalants/Solvents 4 (3.4) 2 (5.9) 0.4325 0.511
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.
  2. asubjects with missing data not included. [30]: in the last 30 days.