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Table 2 Agreement between responses to going from school to full-time education or university question and age finished full-time education question, by age and gender ( n= 7713)

From: Validity of two simple measures for estimating life-course socio-economic position in cross-sectional postal survey data in an older population: results from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP)

  “No”, did not go from school to full-time education or university
Total (n = 6767) Female Male 50–59 60–69 70–79 80+
Age finished full-time education n (%)
Age given 177 100 (2.7) 77 (2.5) 21 (1.0) 48 (2.3) 59 (3.2) 49 (5.9)
Left blank 6590 3625 (97.3) 2965 (97.5) 2013 (99.0) 2036 (97.7) 1757 (96.8) 784 (94.1)
  “Yes”, did go from school to full-time education or university
Total (n = 814) Female Male 5059 6069 7079 80+
Age finished full- time education n (%)      
Age given 684 422 (83.2) 262 (85.3) 361 (85.1) 162 (84.0) 109 (87.2) 52 (72.0)
Left blank 130 85 (16.8) 45 (14.7) 63 (14.9) 31 (16.1) 16 (12.8) 20 (28.0)