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Table 3 Description statistics of covariates for the final cohort (n = 155852)

From: The impact of completing upper secondary education - a multi-state model for work, education and health in young men

Covariate Total number (%)   
  or mean (sd) Completion, general Completion, vocational
General studies    
 Non-completion (*) 10461 (17%)   
 Completion 52200 (83%)   
Vocational tracks    
 Non-completion (*) 44927 (48%)   
 Completion 47824 (52%)   
Year of birth    
 1971 (*) 28361 (18%) 83% 46%
 1972 28249 (18%) 83% 49%
 1973 25117 (16%) 83% 51%
 1974 25141 (16%) 84% 54%
 1975 25050 (16%) 83% 56%
 1976 23934 (16%) 85% 57%
Parental education    
 Lower secondary education 17445 (11%) 68% 39%
 Upper secondary education(*) 93824 (60%) 80% 52%
 University 44583 (29%) 89% 63%
Parental income (% of median)    
 Less than 60% 19018 (12%) 71% 40%
 60-100% 53220 (34%) 80% 49%
 100-140% (*) 60798 (39%) 85% 56%
 Above 140% 22816 (15%) 89% 64%
Parental history of disability    
 No (*) 109905 (71%) 85% 55%
 Yes 45947 (29%) 78% 45%
Marital status mum    
 Married (*) 116774 (75%) 86% 55%
 Not married 2566 (2%) 69% 38%
 Separated (subject 18) 23229 (15%) 74% 40%
 Other 13283 (8%) 77% 45%
Childhood chronic disease benefit    
 None (*) 154204 (99%) 83% 52%
 Basic 747 (0.5%) 69% 39%
 Attendance benefit 901 (0.5%) 72% 38%
Conscript IQ (stanine)    
 1-3 24577 (16%) 47% 33%
 4-6 (*) 91020 (58%) 79% 55%
 7-9 40255 (26%) 90% 70%
Conscript BMI    
 < 18.5 8224 (5%) 83% 47%
 18.5 - 25 (*) 123567 (79%) 84% 53%
 25-30 19773 (13%) 79% 50%
 30+ 4288 (3%) 70% 44%
Eligibility for military duty    
 Eligible (*) 152312 (98%) 84% 52%
 Various degrees of issues 3540 (2%) 67% 30%
District unemployment rate (%) 2.8 (1.4)   
  1. Levels marked with (*) are used as reference group in the multivariate model