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Table 3 Factors associated with knowledge scores for “Pre- and post-test” questionnaires

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

  Pre-test   Post-test  
Socio-demographic characteristics Mean ± SD p-value Mean ± SD p-value
Gender     
  Male 4.21 ± 1.92 < 0.001 5.91 ± 2.37 < 0.001
  Female 4.41 ± 1.79 6.54 ± 2.06
Age     
  <18 years 4.35 ± 1.82 0.019 6.91 ± 2.14 < 0.001
  ≥18 years 4.47 ± 1.77 6.61 ± 2.12
Provinces     
  Capital city (Beirut) 4.30 ± 1.77 < 0.001 5.87 ± 2.12 < 0.001
  Central Province (Mount Lebanon) 4.37 ± 1.79 6.37 ± 1.96
  Southern Province (South Lebanon) 4.57 ± 1.79 6.71 ± 1.98
  Northern Province (North Lebanon) 4.15 ± 1.83 5.69 ± 2.24
  Eastern Province (Bekaa valley) 4.31 ± 1.75 7.05 ± 2.12
  East southern province (Nabatieh) 4.33 ± 1.97 7.44 ± 2.17
School type     
  Public 4.33 ± 1.80 0.017 6.32 ± 2.11 < 0.001
  Private 4.43 ± 1.84 6.56 ± 2.19
Grade level     
  Grade 10 4.16 ± 1.95 < 0.001 7.15 ± 2.14 < 0.001
  Grade 11 4.33 ± 1.82 6.44 ± 2.17
  Grade 12 4.54 ± 1.75 6.41 ± 2.02
  Technical baccalaureate 3 (BT3) 4.34 ± 2.11 6.66 ± 2.19
Parents with chronic condition     < 0.001
  No 4.36 ± 1.79 < 0.001 6.43 ± 2.14
  Yes 4.52 ± 1.83 6.56 ± 2.06
  Don’t know 3.79 ± 1.94 5.16 ± 2.42
Father’s profession     
  Not working 4.29 ± 1.91 0.404 6.51 ± 2.30 < 0.001
  Technical/other 4.33 ± 1.80 6.14 ± 2.10
  Non-medical 4.41 ± 1.81 6.57 ± 2.13
  Medical & paramedical 4.40 ± 1.69 6.34 ± 2.16
Mother’s profession     
  Not working 4.37 ± 1.81 0.139 6.55 ± 2.10 0.222
  Technical/other 4.40 ± 1.73 6.30 ± 1.92
  Non-medical 4.47 ± 1.78 6.43 ± 2.22
  Medical & paramedical 4.64 ± 1.75 6.64 ± 1.97