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Table 1 Health behavior, and socio-demographic characteristics of the 16–20 year-old subjects. HBSC, French-speaking Belgium, 2014 (n = 1778)

From: Feelings about the timing of first sexual intercourse and health-related quality of life among adolescents

Variables n % Median (P25-P75)
Health-related quality of lifea,b
 Low 470 26.4  
 High 1308 73.6
Feeling about timing of first sexual intercourse
 Wished it had happened sooner or it was right time 1078 60.6  
 Wished it had happened later or did not really want it 352 19.8
 Did not think about it 348 19.6
Age at interviewc
 16 years old 289 16.2  
 17 years old 562 31.6
 18 years old 442 24.9
 19–20 years old 485 27.3
Sex
 Boys 846 47.6  
 Girls 932 52.4
Migration statusa
 First-generation 190 10.7  
 Second-generation 405 22.8
 Native 1183 66.5
Family Affluence Scalea
 Low 393 22.1 8 (7–10)
 Medium 897 50.4
 High 393 27.5
Family structure
 Two biological parents 935 52.6  
 Blended family 303 17.0
 Single-parent family 452 25.4
 Other 88 5.0
Body image
 Too thin 37 2.1  
 Thin 249 14.0
 Just right 732 41.2
 Fat 657 36.9
 Too fat 103 5.8
School orientation
 Vocational 432 24.3  
 Technical 643 36.2  
 General 703 39.5  
Family supporta
 Low 1010 56.8 5.50 (4.25–6.25)
 High 768 43.2
Friend supporta
 Low 985 55.4 6.00 (5.00–6.75)
 High 793 44.6
Daily smoking
 Yes 374 21.0  
 No 1404 79.0
  1. aFor details, see Methods section
  2. bMean (SD) = 42.2 (7.2)
  3. cMean (SD) = 17.7 (1.2)