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Table 2 Characteristics of VET schools (n = 58)

From: Dropout at Danish vocational schools: does the school’s health promotion capacity play a role? A survey- and register-based prospective study

 n (%)Mean (SD a)Range
Geographical location
 West (Region of North-, Central- and Southern Denmark)43 (74.1) 
 East (Capital Region of Denmark and Region Zealand)15 (25.9) 
School type
 Care, health, pedagogy14 (24.1) 
 Technology, construction, transportation and combination b23 (39.7) 
 Food, agriculture, hospitality6 (10.3) 
 Administration, commerce, business15 (25.9) 
School sizec624 (581)36–2775
VET-higher level, %14.8 (15.0)0.0–82.0
Student aged22 (2.6)17–28
Danish ethnicity, %84.3 (10.5)53.7–99.1
Student dropout ratee, %17.4 (5.7)6.1–34.0
  1. aSD standard deviation
  2. b Combination schools: schools providing more than one main subject area. All combination schools provide trainings within the main area “Technology, construction and transportation”
  3. c School size: number of students, who enrolled a basic program in 2017
  4. d Student age: mean age of students at the school enrolled in 2017
  5. e Student dropout rate: proportion of students, who enrolled a basic program in 2017, and dropped out within six months, without transferring to another VET subject area