Skip to main content

Table 2 The characteristics of the intervention and control schools

From: Addressing medical absenteeism in pre-vocational secondary students: effectiveness of a public health intervention, using a quasi-experimental design

School School characteristics
Urbanisationa Fields of education Size of the schoolb
Intervention schools School 1 predominantly rural region General lower secondary education Social care medium-sized
School 2 predominantly urban region General lower secondary education Economics
Technology
medium-sized
School 3 predominantly urban region Economics
Social care
Technology
medium-sized
School 4 predominantly urban region General lower secondary education Economics
Technology
large
School 5 urban region General lower secondary education Agriculture medium-sized
School 6 urban region General lower secondary education medium-sized
School 7 urban region General lower secondary education Economics large
Control schools School 8 urban region General lower secondary education Sports medium-sized
School 9 predominantly urban region General lower secondary education Economics
Technology
large
School 10 predominantly rural region General lower secondary education Social care
Technology
medium-sized
School 11 predominantly rural region General lower secondary education Agriculture large
School 12 predominantly urban region General lower secondary education Agriculture medium-sized
School 13 predominantly urban region General lower secondary education Economics
Social care
Technology
small
School 14 rural region Economics
Social care
Technology
medium-sized
  1. aUrbanisation: rural (<200 inhabitants per square kilometre), predominantly rural region (200–500 inhabitants per square kilometre), predominantly urban region (500–1000 inhabitants per square kilometre) and urban (>1000 inhabitants per square kilometre)
  2. bSize of the school: small (<250 students), medium-sized (250–750 students) and large (>750 students)