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Table 3 Predicting outcomes using six family variables

From: Adolescent outcomes and opportunities in a Canadian province: looking at siblings and neighbors

  All birth cohort members* Study sample of same-sex sibling pairs**
Continuous outcomes (R-square statistic)   
Language arts index 0.200 0.234
Health status (ADG morbidity score) 0.043 0.055
Hospital and physician costs 0.017 0.021
Binary outcomes (C Statistic)   
Not in grade 12 at appropriate age 0.749 0.774
Teenage pregnancy* 0.752 0.765
Received income assistance (age 18–19) 0.824 0.823
  1. *The 1978–1982, 1984–1987 birth cohorts included 105,438 individuals. The n for “teenage pregnancy” was 51,382 females.
  2. **The birth cohorts in the study sample of same-sex sibling pairs included 29,672 individuals. The n for “teenage pregnancy” was 14,012 females.
  3. The C statistic represents the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve.
  4. Mixed effects regressions were used for both the continuous and binary outcomes [65].