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Table 3 Drug characteristics among gym-goers who reported lifetime drug use (n = 385)

From: Illicit Drug Use Among Gym-Goers: a Cross-sectional Study of Gym-Goers in Sweden

  All drug users Malesa Femalesa χ 2 p Age 16–39a Age 40 and overa χ 2 p
Lifetime use of illicit drugs
 Cannabis 92.2% (355) 67.0% (258) 24.7% (95) 16.04 < 0.001 77.4% (298) 15.8% (56) 41.71 < 0.001
 Cocaine 25.2% (97) 19.5% (75) 5.7% (22) 8.07 0.018 21.8% (84) 3.4% (13) 13.48 < 0.001
 Amphetamine 21.8% (84) 16.1% (62) 5.5% (21) 10.47 0.005 17.7% (68) 4.2% (16) 5.07 0.024
 Ecstasy 20.0% (77) 14.3% (55) 5.5% (21) 9.28 0.010 18.4% (71) 1.6% (6) 18.91 < 0.001
 Hallucinogens 13.0% (50) 9.6% (37) 3.4% (13) 2.33 0.312 11.4% (44) 1.3% (5) 9.43 < 0.001
 Benzodiazepines 8.6% (33) 6.8% (26) 1.8% (7) 3.26 0.196 7.0% (27) 1.6% (6) 2.25 0.133
 Heroin 1.6% (6) 1.6% (6) 0.0% (0) 3.41 0.182 0.8% (3) 0.8% (3) 1.14 0.286
 Other 3.1% (12) 2.9% (11) 0.3% (1) 4.05 0.132 2.6% (11) 0.3% (1) 2.71 0.100
Number of illicit drugs used (lifetime)
 One drug 59.7% (230) 41.3% (159) 18.2% (70) 15.55 0.001 48.3% (186) 11.4% (44) 41.73 < 0.001
 Two drugs 17.4% (67) 13.5% (52) 3.9% (15) 14.8% (57) 2.3% (9)
 Three or more drugs 21.3% (82) 15.8% (61) 5.2% (20) 19.0% (73) 2.6% (10)
Lifetime use of doping substances
 Doping substances 4.9% (19) 6.4% (17) 1.9% (2) 3.05 0.218 5.4% (17) 3.4% (2) 0.40 0.529
  1. aMissing information for one individual