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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis showing adjusted estimates of the associations between poor mental health and educational level (OR, 95 % CI)

From: Mental health and school dropout across educational levels and genders: a 4.8-year follow-up study

  Unadjusted Model 1 Model 2
Educational level
 Students, Elementary school 1.0 (0.7–1.6) 1.4 (0.8–2.5) 1.3 (0.8–2.3)
 Students, Vocational secondary 1.0 (0.7–1.5) 1.5 (1.0–2.4) 1.4 (0.9–2.3)
 Students, General secondary 1.3 (0.9–1.9) 1.7 (1.1–2.7) 1.7 (1.0–2.7)
 Students, Higher education 1.5 (1.0–2.3) 1.9 (1.2–2.9) 1.9 (1.2–2.9)
 Early school leavers 2.6 (1.7–4.0) 3.6 (2.3–5.8) 3.3 (2.1–5.4)
 Vocational educated 1.2 (0.8–1.8) 1.7 (1.1–2.5) 1.6 (1.1–2.4)
 General secondary educated 1.4 (0.9–2.0) 1.7 (1.1–2.6) 1.7 (1.1–2.6)
 Higher educated 1.0 Reference 1.0 Reference 1.0 Reference
Gender
 Females    1.8 (1.5–2.2) 1.8 (1.5–2.2)
 Males    1.0 Reference 1.0 Reference
Age
 16–19    1.0 Reference 1.0 Reference
 20–24    1.0 (0.7–1.3) 0.9 (0.7–1.2)
 25–29    1.2 (0.9–1.7) 1.2 (0.9–1.6)
Parental education
 Elementary school      0.9 (0.7–1.3)
 Upper secondary      1.0 (0.8–1.2)
 Higher education      1.0 Reference
Parental Income
 Low      1.4 (1.2–1.7)
 Middle      1.0 (0.8–1.2)
 High      1.0 Reference
Ethnicity
 Ethnic Danes      1.0 Reference
 Non-ethnic Danes      1.4 (0.8–2.4)
  1. Model 1: Adjusted for gender and age group
  2. Model 2: Adjusted for gender, age group, parental education, parental income and ethnicity