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Table 2 Baseline characteristics and mental health indicators among Danish high school students, 2014

From: Mental health groups in high school students and later school dropout: a latent class and register-based follow-up analysis of the Danish National Youth Study

  Males Females
(n = 23,180) (n = 37,432)
Age, mean years (SD) 18.0 (1.2) 17.8 (1.1)
High school program, n (%)
 Higher general examination (STX) 21,412 (92) 34,681 (93)
 Higher preparatory examination (HF) 1768 (7.6) 2751 (7.4)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 Danish 21,297 (92) 34,403 (92)
 Descendant 1242 (5.4) 2161 (5.8)
 Immigrant 615 (2.7) 828 (2.2)
Parents’ education, n (%)
 Elementary school 776 (3.4) 1682 (4.5)
 Upper-secondary 7090 (31) 13,686 (37)
 Short or medium tertiary education 9095 (40) 14,402 (39)
 Long tertiary education 5978 (26) 7265 (20)
Mental health indicators:
High life satisfaction, n (%) 12,824 (55) 15,654 (42)
High self-esteem, n (%) 19,255 (83) 24,247 (65)
Daily stress, n (%) 1575 (6.8) 5654 (15)
Nervous, n (%) 52,567 (23) 13,640 (36)
Sadness, n (%) 3363 (15) 14,798 (40)
Irritable, n (%) 7805 (34) 20,006 (53)
Loneliness, n (%) 1383 (6.0) 4197 (11)
Relatedness to parents, n (%) 18,293 (79) 30,185 (81)
Relatedness to friends, n (%) 18,591 (80) 30,475 (81)
High self-efficacy, n (%) 20,246 (87) 29,841 (80)
High autonomy, n (%) 20,705 (89) 31,335 (84)