Table 1: Baseline characteristics of chronic hepatitis C infected patients, by cannabis use status (before propensity matching).

No Cannabis useCannabis usep-value

n (~weighted)182587 (~887,975)4774 (~23,371)

Age, mean (SD)53.06 (14.15)40 (12.96)<0.0001

Gender0.3599
 Male53.8654.60
 Female46.1445.40

Race<0.0001
 White59.9066.23
 Black21.6318.92
 Hispanics12.7410.73
 Others5.744.12

Health insurance<0.0001
 Medicare33.9120.92
 Medicaid30.9146.10
 Private21.0012.05
 Self-pay & others14.1820.93

Income<0.0001
 Lowest Quartile38.0445.92
 Second Quartile24.4225.41
 Third Quartile20.9918.50
 Highest Quartile16.5510.17

Hospital region<0.0001
 Northeast24.9922.23
 Midwest11.7215.18
 South39.6939.21
 West23.6023.38

Hospital teaching status<0.0001
 Rural7.0610.35
 Urban non-teaching32.7133.34
 Urban teaching60.2356.31

Peripheral vascular disease2.431.05<0.0001

Congestive heart failure6.232.59<0.0001

Hypertension35.9222.34<0.0001

Chronic lung disease16.4916.210.6303

Valvular heart disease3.141.74<0.0001

Cardiac arrhythmias10.245.29<0.0001

Chronic kidney disease12.644.49<0.0001

Cerebral vascular disease3.451.71<0.0001

Ischemic heart disease8.684.77<0.0001

Hypothyroidism7.323.65<0.0001

Hyperthyroidism0.380.380.9553

Other substance abuse15.8365.38<0.0001

Malignancies9.953.55<0.0001

AIDS2.892.590.2394