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Table 1 Students’ perception of youth health needs and their opinions regarding whether the existing services meet those needs

From: Views and attitudes of university students in Upper Egypt towards youth health centers

Variable Frequency (N = 305) Percent
If youth have special health needs
 Yes 244 80.0
 No 31 10.2
 Don’t know 30 9.8
If yes
Listed special health needs of youth (N = 244)#
  Psychological support 95 38.9
  Health education 80 32.8
  Nutritional services 65 26.6
  Follow up care 20 8.2
  Others® Fig. 1 13 5.3
Students’ opinions whether existing health services meet youth health needs
 Yes 63 20.7
 No 218 71.5
 Don’t know 24 7.8
Reasons why existing health services do not meet youth health needs (N = 218)©
 Low-quality services 90 41.3
 Absence of services targeting youth 53 24.3
 Inadequate structure and logistics 39 17.9
 Inefficient providers 37 17
 Others¤ 11 5
  1. #More than one answer was allowed
  2. ®Others like orthopedic and dermatological problems
  3. ©More than one answer was allowed among students who reported that existing health services do not meet youth health needs
  4. ¤Others like crowding and long waiting time in private clinics