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Table 1 Health Factors, Sociodemographic Background, and Academic Achievement: Descriptive Statistics by Educational Aspirations, % (n)

From: Health and educational aspirations in adolescence: a longitudinal study in Finland

  Applied for vocational track Applied for both tracks Applied for academic track Total
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire = SDQ, 7th grade
 Normal 78.7 (873) 80.6 (1.002) 89.1 (2.900) 85.2 (4.775)
 Slightly raised 14.1 (156) 13.7 (170) 8.3 (270) 10.6 (596)
 High difficulty score 7.2 (79) 5.7 (71) 2.6 (85) 4.2 (235)
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire = SDQ, 9th grade
 Normal 63.0 (698) 66.8 (830) 80.0 (2.603) 73.7 (4.131)
 Slightly raised 19.6 (217) 19.3 (240) 13.2 (431) 15.8 (888)
 High difficulty score 17.4 (193) 13.9 (173) 6.8 (221) 10.5 (587)
Daily health complaints, 7th grade
 No symptoms 73.7 (818) 73.6 (915) 79.3 (2.583) 76.9 (4.316)
 One symptom 15.6 (173) 15.4 (191) 12.6 (409) 13.8 (773)
 Two or more 10.7 (119) 11.1 (138) 8.2 (266) 9.3 (523)
Daily health complaints, 9th grade
 No symptoms 69.2 (768) 68.9 (857) 73.2 (2.386) 71.5 (4.011)
 One symptom 13.6 (151) 14.0 (174) 14.5 (471) 14.2 (796)
 Two or more 17.2 (191) 17.1 (213) 12.3 (401) 14.3 (805)
Long-term illness,7th grade
 No long-term illness 69.1 (767) 71.4 (888) 72.8 (2.370) 71.7 (4.025)
 Long-term illness 12.9 (143) 12.9 (160) 12.5 (409) 12.7 (712)
 Medicine prescribed 18.0 (200) 15.7 (196) 14.7 (478) 15.6 (874)
Long-term illness, 9th grade
 No long-term illness 58 (639) 63 (778) 60 (1.958) 60 (3.375)
 Long-term illness 14 (159) 14 (174) 16 (507) 15 (840)
 Medicine prescribed 28 (312) 23 (292) 24 (792) 25 (1.396)
Self-rated health, 7th grade
 Good 86.7 (963) 84.6 (1.051) 91.2 (2.968) 88.8 (4.982)
 Average or poor 13.3 (148) 15.4 (191) 8.8 (288) 11.2 (627)
Self-rated health, 9th grade
 Good 78.7 (874) 81.6 (1.014) 87.6 (2.851) 84.5 (4.739)
 Average or poor 21.3 (237) 18.4 (228) 12.4 (405) 15.5 (870)
Gende
 Girl 34.8 (387) 45.7 (569) 57.0 (1.857) 50.1 (2.813)
 Boy 65.2 (724) 54.3 (675) 43 (1.401) 49.88 (2.800)
Immigrant background
 Native 94.5 (1.050) 92.9 (1.155) 93.4 (3.044) 93.5 (5.249)
 Immigrant 5.5 (61) 7.2 (89) 6.6 (214) 6.5 (364)
Parental employment
 Both parents working 84.7 (914) 88.4 (1.078) 91.1 (2.946) 89.3 (4.938)
 Other 15.3 (165) 11.6 (141) 8.9 (288) 10.7 (594)
Parental education
 High 43.0 (478) 65.8 (818) 82.4 (2.684) 70.9 (3.980)
 Low 57.0 (633) 34.2 (426) 17.6 (574) 29.1 (1.633)
Family structure
 Nuclear family 53.2 (591) 62.1 (772) 73.9 (2.407) 67.2 (3.770)
 Other 46.8 (520) 37.9 (472) 26.1 (851) 32.8 (1.843)
School performance
 High 1.1 (12) 10.0 (124) 49.7 (1.618) 31.3 (1.754)
 Medium 28.9 (321) 56.2 (699) 47.3 (1.542) 45.7 (2.562)
 Low 70.0 (776) 33.8 (420) 3.0 (98) 23.1 (1.294)
  1. Note. SDQ Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire