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Table 2 Consumption behavior of the university students by gender

From: Licit and illicit substance use patterns among university students in Germany using cluster analysis

Consumption of substances Female n = 2566 (%) Male n = 1817 (%) Total n = 4387 (%)
Consumption of alcohol in the last two months
 Never 2.9% 2.9% 2.9%
 Not in the last two months 8.7% 6.8% 7.9%
 At most twice a week 76.3% 64.9% 71.6%
 Three times a week or more often 12.0% 25.3% 17.5%
Consumption of tobacco products in the last two months
 Never 42.0% 30.8% 37.3%
 Not in the last two months 30.1% 31.2% 30.5%
 At most twice a week 13.8% 20.6% 16.6%
 Three times a week or more often 14.1% 17.4% 15.5%
Consumption of cannabis in the last two months
 Never 57.4% 37.9% 49.3%
 Not in the last two months 29.0% 33.5% 30.9%
 At most twice a week 12.0% 22.6% 16.4%
 Three times a week or more often 1.6% 6.1% 3.5%
Consumption of hookah in the last two months
 Never/not in the last two months 91.7% 85.4% 89.1%
 At least once in the last two months 8.3% 14.6% 10.9%
Consumption of other illicit substances in the last two months
 Never/not in the last two months 95.9% 92.4% 94.5%
 At least once in the last two months 4.1% 7.6% 5.5%
  1. percentages are based on valid cases