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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the intervention group and the control group at baseline and at the end of the career health care experiment

From: Does provision of targeted health care for the unemployed enhance re-employment?

  Intervention group Control group
Recruited at baseline (n = 265) Participated at end (n = 134) Recruited at baseline (n = 274) Participated at end (n = 188)
Gender     
Men 41% 36% 35% 29%
Women 59% 64% 65% 71%
Former education     
University or college 20% 21% 18% 21%
Vocational school 42% 43% 43% 45%
ALMP course or none 38% 36% 39% 34%
Unemployment at baseline     
Less than 1 year 67% 66% 67% 69%
1 year or more 33% 34% 33% 31%
Mean age at baseline 38.0 39.6 37.6 38.5
Self-rated health at baseline     
Optimal 68% 70% 76% 77%
Suboptimal 32% 30% 24% 23%