Table 1

Associations between early adolescent health and later low educational attainment and NEET status by gender

Low educational attainmentNot in education, employment or training (NEET)
BoysGirlsBoysGirls
OR (95% CI)P valueNOR (95% CI)P valueNOR (95% CI)P valueNOR (95% CI)P value
Long-term condition1.53 (1.26 to 1.86)<0.00162911.72 (1.40 to 2.14)<0.00161931.30 (0.92 to 1.83)0.1438111.37 (0.95 to 1.97)0.094104
Poor mental health1.25 (1.01 to 1.57)0.0560941.39 (1.16 to 1.67)<0.00160291.72 (1.24 to 2.41)0.00137501.49 (1.11 to 1.99)0.0084078
  • All analyses controlled for socioeconomic status, ethnicity and early adolescent educational attainment.