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Table 1 Demographic variables in the youth@hordaland-survey (n = 8988)

From: Adolescent school absenteeism and service use in a population-based study

  Low absence Moderate absence High absence  
  n = 3684 n = 4394 n = 910  
  41.0 % 48.9 % 10.1 %  
  % n % n % n p-value
Gender        <.000
 Girls 36.6 1696 52.0 2407 11.3 525  
 Boys 45.6 1988 45.6 1987 8.8 385  
Age        <.000
 16 47.8 1729 45.2 1634 7.1 256  
 17 41.7 1324 48.4 1536 9.9 314  
 18 28.7 631 55.8 1224 15.5 340  
School program        <.000
 General studies 39.5 1890 52.4 2506 8.0 383  
 Vocational training (in school) 43.4 1262 44.3 1289 12.3 359  
 Vocational training (work placement) 58.8 104 32.8 58 8.5 15  
Living situation        <.000
 Living with family 41.5 3368 49.0 3976 9.4 765  
 Living alone/with friends 36.7 280 46.2 352 17.1 130  
Maternal education        <.000
 Primary school 34.4 245 50.8 362 14.9 106  
 Secondary school (vocational training) 41.1 616 48.6 728 10.3 155  
 Secondary school (general studies) 43.6 564 47.6 617 8.8 114  
 College/university (<4 years) 42.6 551 49.5 640 7.9 102  
 College/university (4+ years) 39.8 737 51.6 955 8.6 159  
  1. P-value indicates significant differences between adolescents with low, moderate and high absence. The p-values are derived from chi-square tests