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Table 1 The distribution of the surveyed population according to socio-demographic characteristics (n = 2240)

From: Adolescents’ risk perceptions on mobile phones and their base stations, their trust to authorities and incivility in using mobile phones: a cross-sectional survey on 2240 high school students in Izmir, Turkey

Characteristic n %
Sex
Female 1150 48.4
Male 1078 54.6
Age
≤15 572 26.8
16 593 27.8
17 457 21.4
≥18 514 24.1
Grade
9-10 1299 60.4
11-12 851 39.5
Income per capita (Euros)
Lowest (0–200 TL) (0–97 Euros) 479 30.7
Lowest middle (201–400 TL) (98–193 Euros) 555 35.6
Upper middle (401–600 TL) (194–290 Euros) 216 13.8
Highest (601 TL +) (291 Euros and over) 311 19.9
Social class
Blue collar/Unemployed 956 46.9
Self Employed 444 21.8
Employer 170 8.3
White collar/Manager 468 23.0
Mother’s Education
Illiterate/Only literate 139 6.4
Primary (5 years) 908 41.7
Secondary (8 years) 370 17.0
High school (11 years) 426 19.6
University (13+ years) 332 15.3
School Type
Trade high school 285 13.3
Technical high school for girls 212 9.9
Standard high school 558 26.0
Industrial technical high school 489 22.7
Anatolian/Science/Private high school 606 28.2
Mobile phone utilization
Yes 2005 92.0
No 175 8.0