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Table 1 Weighted sample characteristics by mental health status, across all waves (1-7) in n = 9720 young adults using crude unadjusted Poisson regression

From: Menthol tobacco use is correlated with mental health symptoms in a national sample of young adults: implications for future health risks and policy recommendations

   Total Anxiety Depression
   Weighted N = 26,587 Weighted N = 3,870 Weighted N = 3,549
  Overall   14.70 % 13.43 %
Age 18-24 (referent) 60.26 % 14.49 % 13.04 %
25-34 39.74 % 15.02 % 14.02 %
Sex Male (referent) 49.68 % 12.36 % 12.19 %
Female 50.32 % 17.01 %** 14.65 %*
Race White, non-Hispanic (referent) 58.26 % 14.37 % 11.80 %
Black, non-Hispanic 13.14 % 15.87 % 16.62 %**
Other, non-Hispanic 8.35 % 16.42 % 15.91 %*
Hispanic 20.25 % 14.19 % 15.05 %*
Education Less than high school 11.81 % 18.37 %* 16.64 %**
High school 27.13 % 15.33 % 15.69 %**
Some college or greater (referent) 61.05 % 13.72 % 11.81 %
Financial Situation Don’t meet basic expenses 7.85 % 26.90 %** 26.31 %**
Just meet basic expenses 30.97 % 18.27 %** 16.42 %**
Meet needs with a little left (referent) 37.84 % 11.86 % 10.64 %
Live comfortably 23.34 % 9.85 %* 9.16 %
Past 30-day tobacco use No (referent) 75.57 % 12.59 % 11.63 %
Yes 24.43 % 21.23 %** 19.00 %**
Past 30-day menthol tobacco use No (referent) 90.23 % 13.60 % 12.40 %
Yes 9.77 % 24.96 %** 22.93 %**
Current alcohol use No (referent) 42.55 % 13.92 % 13.36 %
Yes 57.45 % 15.28 %** 13.48 %
Current marijuana use No (referent) 87.43 % 13.19 % 12.06 %
Yes 12.57 % 25.27 %** 22.99 %**
Current other drug use No (referent) 97.54 % 13.96 % 12.77 %
Yes 2.46 % 44.14 %** 39.65 %**
  1. Note. Unweighted respondent n = 9658. Data represent row percents. Missingness for financial situation due to lagged wave assessment was 7.0 %. Both 30-day tobacco use and 30-day menthol tobacco use were assessed out of the full study sample. Those with missing data on alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug use (<2 %) were defined as non-current users
  2. *p < 0.05 **p <0.001
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