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Table 1 SILNE 2013 Survey: socio-economic characteristics of the cities surveyed in the 6 countries

From: Smoking in school-aged adolescents: design of a social network survey in six European countries

Country City Description of the city Average income of country (€ ) Average income of the region (or province) where the city is located (€ ) Unemployment rate in the country Unemployment rate in the city Population
Belgium Namur Namur is the capital both of the province of Namur and of Wallonia. The city is an important commercial and industrial centre. It produces machinery, leather goods, metals, and porcelain. €18,301 €18,785 7.6% 12.6% 108,950
Finland Tampere Tampere is the third-largest city in Finland. It is a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports, and business. €25,500 €25,000 9.7% 12.8% 215,168
Germany Hannover Hannover is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony and is a major centre in northern Germany, known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs such as the Hanover Fair and CeBIT. €30,360 €34,308 8.1% 9.2% 514,137
Italy Latina Latina is the capital of the province of Latina in the Lazio region. The city has some pharmaceutical and chemical industry and is an important centre for agriculture. €22,891 €20,487 8.4% 10.6% 118612
Netherlands Amersfoort Amersfoort is the second-largest city of the province of Utrecht. Amersfoort is one of the largest railway junctions in the country. €23,400 €24,900 6.4% 6.4% 148,250
Portugal Coimbra Coimbra is the main city of the Centre Region. Its main activities are in the fields of commerce, public administration, education, health, and social services. €12,408 €12,348 12.7% 10.0% 143,396
  1. Sources: see Additional file 1 – references Table S1.