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Table 1 Sociodemographic, health, and academic characteristics of the students who participated in the study (n = 402)

From: Prevalence of overactive bladder symptoms and their impact on health-related quality of life of medical and dentistry students: a multicenter cross-sectional study

Variable n %
University*
 University 1 250 62.2
 University 2 114 28.4
 University 3 38 9.5
Discipline
 Medicine 350 87.1
 Dentistry 52 12.9
Academic stage
 Basic stage (1st–3rd year) 197 49.0
 Clinical stage (4th–6th year) 205 51.0
Gender
 Male 126 31.3
 Female 276 68.7
Age (years)
 < 21 174 43.3
 ≥ 21 228 56.7
Body mass index
 < 24.9 271 67.4
 ≥ 24.9 131 32.6
Presence of chronic disease
 No 378 94.0
 Yes 24 6.0
History of surgery
 Yes 78 19.4
 No 324 80.6
History of trauma
 Yes 8 2.0
 No 394 98.0
Employment
 Yes 14 3.5
 No 388 96.5
Smoking
 Yes 65 16.2
 No 337 83.8
Self-rated satisfaction with academic achievement
 Not satisfied 82 20.4
 Satisfied 320 79.6
Self-rated stress
 Low stress 255 63.4
 High stress 147 36.6
Number of study hours/day
 < 5 177 44.0
 ≥ 5 225 56.0
Self-rated satisfaction with the financial status
 Not satisfied 149 37.1
 Satisfied 253 62.9
Self-rated satisfaction with the social life
 Not satisfied 125 31.1
 Satisfied 277 68.9
  1. *1, 2, and 3 denotes the largest universities in Palestine in terms of number of students