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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 3020)

From: Suicidal behaviors among Moroccan school students: prevalence and association with socio-demographic characteristics and psychoactive substances use: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Number Percent
Gender
 Boys 1602 53
 Girls 1418 47
Age group
 11–14 795 26.4
 15–18 1857 61.7
 19–23 357 11.9
School level
 Middle school 1657 54.9
 High school 1363 45.1
School location
 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 education
 Illiterate 1065 35.9
 Primary 806 27.2
 Secondary 767 25.9
 University and above 326 11
Mother education
 Illiterate 1813 60.6
 Primary 514 17.2
 Secondary 517 17.3
 University and above 149 5
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
Smoking
 Non smokers 2532 83.9
 Current smokers 275 9.1
 Ex-smokers 210 7.0
Lifetime PASs use
 No 2713 90.6
 Yes 280 9.4