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Table 1 Background characteristics and rate of non-completion of upper secondary school (n = 10931)

From: Mental health problems in the 10thgrade and non-completion of upper secondary school: the mediating role of grades in a population-based longitudinal study

  Boys (5511) Girls (5420)
  Proportion of population Non-completion rate percentage Proportion of population Non-completion rate percentage
Sample dropout rate 50.4 38.9 49.6 25.8
  General tracks 47.2 19.4 59.0 12.6
  Vocational traks 52.8 53.8 41.0 38.8
Sociodemographic factors     
  Ethnic backgrounda (n = 5511)   (n = 5419)  
  Ethnic Norwegian 90.0 37.3 90.2 24.9
  1st-generation immigrants 6.4 57.5 6.4 37.9
  2st-generation immigrants 3.6 45.0 3.4 25.1
County of residence in Norway (n = 5511)   (n = 5420)  
  Oslo 31.8 33.8 31.3 21.4
  Hedmark 16.2 43.1 16.5 25.0
  Oppland 16.2 32.8 15.9 22.0
  Nordland 19.4 41.8 19.1 32.0
  Troms 11.1 44.1 12.5 28.2
  Finnmark 5.2 53.3 5.2 37.0
Family factors     
Parents’ education at age 16 (n = 5438)   (n = 5367)  
  Compulsory 13.6 62.6 13.4 46.2
  Intermediate 44.0 44.7 44.5 30.8
  Tertiary 30.8 28.3 29.8 15.4
  Tertiary more than 4 years 11.6 14.9 12.3 8.8
Fathers’ income at age 16 (n = 5291)   (n = 5112)  
  Low 34.3 50.2 32.6 33.8
  Medium 34.6 35.8 35.9 24.9
  High 31.1 26.3 31.5 15.5
Mothers’ income at age 16 (n = 5412)   (n = 5334)  
  Low 32.1 45.5 32.6 31.7
  Medium 34.3 40.1 34.6 27.8
  High 33.6 30.2 33.1 17.0
Parents’ marital status/who do you live with (n = 5395)   (n = 5369)  
  Mum and dad married/cohabiting 67.5 33.0 66.5 19.5
  Mum or dad or other 32.5 49.3 33.5 37.7
  1. aSee definition in text.