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Table 1 Description of participants who smoke marijuana for relief (n = 20)

From: Relief-oriented use of marijuana by teens

Gender  
   Female 7 (35%)
   Male 13 (65%)
Age (years) X = 16 yrs (range 14–18 yrs)
Age of initiation (years) X = 13 yrs (range = 10–16 yrs)
Frequency of use (days) X = 2 days/mo (range = 2–31 days/mo)
Number of times/day 1 – > 5 times/day
Time of day of first use  
   Morning 4 (20%)
   Afternoon 11 (55%)
   Evening 5 (55%)
Marijuana use when alone yes = 16 (80%)
Reasons for use*  
   Depression 6
   Stress/anxiety 12
   Sleep problems 9
   Focus/concentration 3
   Physical pain 5
  1. * some participants used marijuana for more than one reason