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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of 950 public high school students in Kuwait, 2017

From: Prevalence of low Back pain among adolescents in relation to the weight of school bags

Characteristic n (%)
Gender
 Males 536 (56.4)
 Females 414 (43.6)
Age in years, mean (SD) 16.7 (1.0)
Nationality
 Kuwaiti 764 (80.4)
 Non-Kuwaiti 186 (19.6)
Governorate
 Al-Jahra 173 (18.2)
 Hawalli 156 (16.4)
 Al-Asimah (Capital) 173 (18.2)
 Al-Farwaniyah 157 (16.5)
 Al-Ahmadi 184 (19.4)
 Mubarak Al-Kabeer 107 (11.3)
School grade of students
 10 375 (39.5)
 11 242 (25.5)
 12 333 (35.1)
Father’s highest level of education
 No formal education 3 (0.3)
 Elementary/middle school degree 110 (11.6)
 High school diploma 244 (25.7)
 Diploma/university degree 420 (44.2)
 Unknown 173 (18.2)
Mother’s highest level of education
 No formal education 34 (3.6)
 Elementary/middle school degree 111 (11.7)
 High school diploma 235 (24.7)
 Diploma/university degree 426 (44.8)
 Unknown 144 (15.2)