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Table 2 Resultsa from univariate logistic regressions for the effect of socio-demographic characteristics on NEET status

From: Cancer-related health behaviours of young people not in education, employment or training (‘NEET’): a cross-sectional study

Variable All NEETs Included Economically Inactive NEETs Excluded
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Sex
 Male 1.00** 1.00*
 Female 1.51 (1.28–1.78) 0.72 (0.58–0.90)
Age 1.16** (1.12–1.20) 1.09** (1.05–1.14)
Ethnicity
 White UK & Irish 1.00 1.00
 Other (incl. gypsy/traveller) 0.94 (0.75–1.17) 1.00 (0.75–1.34)
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting 2.13 (1.78–2.56) 1.37 (1.06–1.78)
 Other (incl. single/separated/divorced) 1.00** 1.00*
Access to car/van
 Yes 1.00** 1.00**
 No 4.13 (3.50–4.88) 3.54 (2.85–4.41)
Top academic qualification
 Degree or higher 1.00** 1.00**
 HNC/D or equiv (higher education below degree) 1.00 (0.66–1.50) 0.69 (0.40–1.18)
 Higher/A-level or equiv (upper school qualification) 0.77 (0.56–1.06) 0.64 (0.43–0.94)
 Standard grade/O-level or equiv (lower school qualification) 1.99 (1.48–2.68) 1.59 (1.11–2.28)
 Foreign or other qualification 3.77 (2.48–5.71) 2.48 (1.45–4.25)
 No educational qualification 5.18 (3.68–7.28) 3.22 (2.10–4.94)
Housing tenure
 Own outright/with mortgage 0.26 (0.22–0.32) 0.33 (0.26–0.42)
 Other (incl. part rent/part mortgage, renting, rent-free, squatting) 1.00** 1.00**
Receipt of means-tested benefits
 No 0.26 (0.21–0.32) 0.34 (0.27–0.44)
 Yes 1.00** 1.00**
Total annual household income
  < £15,600 1.00** 1.00**
 £15,600-£25,999 0.37 (0.29–0.46) 0.39 (0.29–0.53)
 £26,000-£36,399 0.21 (0.15–0.29) 0.21 (0.14–0.33)
 £36,400-£51,999 0.09 (0.06–0.14) 0.13 (0.08–0.21)
 £52,000-£69,999 0.10 (0.06–0.16) 0.08 (0.04–0.17)
 £70,000-£150,000+ 0.14 (0.09–0.21) 0.16 (0.10–0.27)
 Refused 0.32 (0.23–0.42) 0.35 (0.23–0.51)
Don’t know 0.29 (0.20–0.41) 0.33 (0.21–0.52)
NSSEC
 Managerial & professional 1.00** 1.00**
 Intermediate 3.04 (1.94–4.75) 2.23 (1.22–4.06)
 Routine & manual 3.69 (2.45–5.56) 3.38 (1.98–5.77)
 Other or never worked/long-term unemployed 3.36 (2.18–5.17) 2.24 (1.85–5.68)
Limiting long-term illness
 Limiting long-term illness 2.53 (2.02–3.16) 1.42 (1.01–1.99)
 Non-limiting long-term illness 0.91 (0.68–1.22) 0.88 (0.60–1.29)
 No limiting long-term illness 1.00** 1.00
GHQ-12 score
 Score 0 1.00** 1.00**
 Score 1–2 1.08 (0.89–1.32) 1.07 (0.82–1.39)
 Score 3–4 1.37 (1.06–1.77) 1.44 (1.03–2.01)
 Score 5–12 2.31 (1.80–2.95) 2.53 (1.85–3.46)
Self-assessed general health
 Very good/good 1.00** 1.00**
 Fair/bad/very bad 2.99 (2.43–3.67) 2.43 (1.84–3.20)
Survey
 Health Survey for England (HSE) 1.00 1.00
 Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) 0.98 (0.84–1.16) 1.16 (0.94–1.44)
Survey year
 2010 1.00 1.00
 2011 0.93 (0.77–1.12) 1.02 (0.79–1.32)
 2012 0.89 (0.73–1.09) 1.13 (0.87–1.47)
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.001
  3. aOdds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) are presented
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