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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the students based on pre-test analysis*

From: Improving awareness of preconception health among adolescents: experience of a school-based intervention in Lebanon

General characteristics of the students N = 7,290 (%)
Gender  
  Male 1,346 (18.9%)
  Female 5,791 (81.1%)
Age  
  <18 years 5,198 (75.0%)
  ≥18 years 1,734 (25.0%)
  Mean ± SD 16.94 ± 0.99
Provinces  
  Capital city (Beirut) 1,323 (18.1%)
  Central Province (Mount Lebanon) 1,600 (21.9%)
  Southern Province (South Lebanon) 1,916 (26.3%)
  Northern Province (North Lebanon) 1,189 (16.3%)
  Eastern Province (Bekaa valley) 528 (7.2%)
  East southern province (Nabatieh) 734 (10.1%)
School type  
  Public 4,639 (63.6%)
  Private 2,651 (36.4%)
Study class  
  Grade 10 397 (5.7%)
  Grade 11 3,996 (57.1%)
  Grade 12 2,561 (36.6%)
  Technical baccalaureate 3 (BT3) 41 (0.6%)
Parents with chronic condition  
  No 5,091(75.1%)
  Yes 1,470 (21.7%)
  Don’t know 218 (3.2%)
Father’s profession  
  Not working 158 (2.6%)
  Technical & other 2,382 (39.2%)
  Non-medical 3,288 (54.1%)
  Medical & paramedical 246 (4.1%)
Mother’s profession  
  Housewife 4,673 (78.1%)
  Technical & other 235 (3.9%)
  Non-medical 924(15.4%)
  Medical & paramedical 149 (2.5%)
The following characteristics were from the 2 nd year of the intervention only N = 3697, (%)
Marital status  
  Single 2,576 (73.7%)
  Engaged 920 (26.3%)
Father’s education  
  Primary or less 456 (13.2%)
  Middle school 964 (27.9%)
  Secondary/high school 966 (28.0%)
  University 1,070 (31.0%)
Mother’s education  
  Primary or less 341 (9.8%)
  Middle school 965 (27.7%)
  Secondary/high school 1,203 (34.5%)
  University 980 (28.1%)
  1. *Missing not shown.