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Table 1 Epidemiological characteristics of the 50 studied abusers of synthetic cannabinoids

From: Clinical pattern of synthetic cannabinoids users in Upper Egypt: cross-sectional study

  Number N = 50 Percentage (%)
Age groups
 15–< 25 17 34%
 25–< 35 17 34%
 35–< 45 14 28%
 45–55 2 4%
Mean age of synthetic cannabinoids substance abusers in years ± SD = 29.48 ± 7.89
Residence
 Rural 28 56%
 Urban 22 44%
Occupation
 Merchant 20 40%
 Worker 17 34%
 Driver 10 20%
 Farmer 3 6%
Educational level
 Institutional 1 2%
 Secondary- General 2 4%
 Secondary- Technical 28 56%
 Preparatory 11 22%
 Primary 5 10%
 Illiterate 3 6%
Marital status
 Single 27 54%
 Married 20 40%
 Divorced 3 6%
Smoking
 Non smoker 0 0%
 Less than one pack/day 6 12%
 Pack and half/day 18 36%
 More than pack and half/day 26 52%
  1. Mean pack per year smoking index of studied abusers ± SD = 27.5 ± 17.7
  2. Mean age of starting smoking in years ± SD = 13.8 ± 2.9