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Table 1 Some selected background characteristics of the study population (n = 3020)

From: Psychoactive substances use and associated factors among middle and high school students in the North Center of Morocco: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey

Characteristics N %
Gender
 Boys 1602 53.0
 Girls 1418 47.0
Age groups (years)
 11–14 795 26.4
 15–18 1857 61.7
 19–23 357 11.9
School levels
 Middle school 1657 54.9
 High school 1363 45.1
Location of school
 Urban 2273 75.3
 Rural 774 24.7
Parents’ marital status
 Married 2684 89.3
 Divorced 109 3.7
 Widowed 145 4.9
 Separated 65 2.1
Father’s education
 Illiterate 1065 35.9
 Primary 806 27.2
 Secondary 767 25.9
 University and above 326 11.0
Mother’s education
 Illiterate 1813 60.6
 Primeray 514 17.2
 Secondary 517 17.3
 University and above 149 5.0
Father employment
 Employed 2490 88.4
 unemployed 82 2.9
 Retired 245 8.7
Mother employment
 Employed 281 9.5
 unemployed 2688 90.5
Family income
  ≤ 300 £ 498 16.8
 301 – 1000 £ 2280 76.9
  ≥ 1000 £ 187 6.3