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Table 1 Individual and community characteristics of young receivers and non-receivers of disability pension (DP)

From: Non-completion of secondary education and early disability in Norway: geographic patterns, individual and community risks

Variable DP receivers (N = 7065) Non-receivers (N = 343,634)
  N % N %
Individual level variables
Male 3673 52.0 174,696 50.8
Mean Age (SD) 33.4b 5.50 30.7 5.92
Secondary education non-completion 5876a 83.2 110,719 32.2
Birth cohort
 1970–1974 3204a 45.4 94,279 27.4
 1975–1979 1798a 25.5 81,946 23.9
 1980–1984 1180a 16.7 80,537 23.4
 1985–1989 883a 12.5 86,872 25.3
No previous employment records 2615a 37.0 9191 2,7
Maternal DP 1544a 21.9 32,551 9.5
Mother’s identity unknown 282a 4.0 23,570 6.9
Paternal DP 1218a 17.2 27,781 8.1
Father’s identity unknown 114a 1.6 18,669 5.4
Neighbourhood level variable
 Rural place of residence 1304 18.5 63,435 18.5
Municipality level variables
 Socioeconomic variables Mean SD Mean SD
  Secondary or tertiary education % 66.0b 4.64 66.7 4.46
  Unemployment % 3.3b 0.76 3.2 0.71
  Social security benefits % 6.1b 2.07 5.7 1.86
  Disability benefits % 9.7b 2.91 8.7 2.76
  Gross household income (thousands) 339.4b 382.2 349.8 398.5
  1. aSignificant difference (p-value≤0.05) between groups tested by chi square test b Significant mean difference (p-value≤0.05) between groups tested by independent sample t-test