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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population

From: Sociodemographic correlates of food habits among school adolescents (12–15 year) in north Gaza Strip

Sociodemographic Factors N
944
%
Gender   
   Boys 439 46.5
   Girls 505 53.5
Resident status   
   Local citizen 372 39.6
   Refugee 568 60.4
Residential area   
   Gaza (well-off) 379 40.1
   Gaza (non-well-off) 210 22.2
   Village 146 15.5
   Camp 209 22.1
Age in years   
   12 yrs 161 17.1
   13 yrs 295 31.3
   14 yrs 312 33.1
   15 yrs 176 18.6
Crowding Index   
   ≤ 3 persons/room 610 71.8
   > 3 persons/room 240 28.2
Father's working Status a   
   Unemployed 430 46.2
   Employed 501 53.8
Household SES b   
   low 245 26.7
   medium 439 47.8
   high 234 25.5
Father's education c   
   < 12 years 486 52.8
   12 – 14 years 262 28.4
   > 14 years 173 18.8
Mother's education d   
   < 12 years 532 57.6
   > 12 years 391 42.4
  1. aFather's job status was based on the current employment status.
  2. bHousehold SES score was based on the possession of 6 household amenities; each item was given a value of 1.
  3. cFather's education level was divided into three categories based on the numbers of years of education; (1) low was considered 11 years or less, (2) medium was considered 12 to 14 years, and high was considered 15 years and more.
  4. dMother's education level was divided into two categories based on the numbers of years of education; (1) low was considered 11 years or less, (2) medium/high was considered 12 or more.
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