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Table 3 Self-reported prevalence of going from school to full-time education or university, and gaining qualifications as an adult, by age and gender

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)

Gone from school to full-time education or university? (n = 7581)
  Answered “Yes” Female Male 50–59 60–69 70–79 80+
Total n (%) 814 507 307 424 193 125 72
Age left school n (%)
14 & under 115 85 (16.8) 30 (9.8) 13 (3.1) 10 (5.2) 57 (45.6) 35 (48.6)
15+ 699 422 (83.2) 277 (90.2) 411 (96.9) 183 (94.8) 68 (54.4) 37 (51.4)
Gained qualifications through study as an adult? (n = 7577)
  Answered “Yes” Female Male 5059 6069 7079 80+
Total n (%) 2189 1028 1161 1089 635 346 119
Age left school n (%)
14 & under 313 129 (12.5) 184 (15.8) 26 (2.4) 32 (5.0) 188 (54.3) 67 (56.3)
15+ 1876 899 (87.5) 977 (84.2) 1063 (97.6) 603 (95.0) 158 (45.7) 52 (43.7)