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Table 2 School and NAPLAN assessment characteristics of injured young people and their matched comparison by grade, linked health and school performance data NSW, 2005–2018

From: The impact of childhood injury and injury severity on school performance and high school completion in Australia: a matched population-based retrospective cohort study

  Grade 31 Grade 52 Grade 73 Grade 94
Characteristics Injury case
(n = 50,213)
Comparison
(n = 50,213)
Injury case
(n = 46,034)
Comparison
(n = 46,034)
Injury case
(n = 36,962)
Comparison
(n = 36,962)
Injury case
(n = 24,501)
Comparison
(n = 24,501)
  n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
School sector
 Government 35,269 70.2 34,741 69.2 31,678 68.8 30,979 67.3 21,133 57.2 20,872 56.5 13,685 55.9 13,660 55.8
 Catholic 9774 19.5 10,455 20.8 8986 19.5 9806 21.3 9752 26.4 10,108 27.4 6778 27.7 6842 27.9
 Independent 5153 10.3 5000 10.0 5353 11.6 5237 11.4 6065 16.4 5974 16.2 4033 16.5 3995 16.3
 Home 17 0.03 17 0.03 17 0.04 12 0.03 12 0.03 8 0.02 5 0.02 4 0.02
Remoteness area of school
 Major city 35,463 70.6 35,000 69.7 32,256 70.1 31,753 69.0 26,838 72.6 26,318 71.2 18,077 73.8 17,709 72.3
 Inner regional 10,993 21.9 11,506 22.9 10,314 22.4 10,863 23.6 7890 21.4 8453 22.9 5108 20.9 5500 22.5
 Outer regional/remote 3740 7.5 3690 7.4 3447 7.5 3406 7.4 2222 6.0 2183 5.9 1311 5.4 1288 5.3
 Not known 17 0.03 17 0.03 17 0.04 12 0.03 12 0.03 8 0.02 5 0.02 4 0.02
NAPLAN assessment5
 Numeracy (Below NMS) 2734 5.4 1966 3.9 2786 6.1 1981 4.3 1609 4.4 1086 2.9 811 3.3 610 2.5
 Reading (Below NMS) 3208 6.4 2283 4.6 3584 7.8 2647 5.8 2225 6.0 1723 4.7 1870 7.6 1454 5.9
 Spelling (Below NMS) 3191 6.4 2253 4.5 3460 7.5 2473 5.4 2899 7.8 2203 6.0 2490 10.2 1916 7.8
 Grammar (Below NMS) 3622 7.2 2595 5.2 3940 8.6 2879 6.3 3404 9.2 2569 7.0 2749 11.2 2198 9.0
 Writing (Persuasive 2011–2018) (Below NMS) 1851 4.3 1251 2.9 4184 9.6 3014 6.9 4412 11.9 3473 9.4 4349 17.8 3695 15.1
  1. 1 Grade 3 chi-square tests: School sector p < 0.0001; Remoteness area of school p < 0.002; All NAPLAN assessments p < 0.0001. 2 Grade 5 chi-square tests: School sector p < 0.02; Remoteness area of school p < 0.0002. All NAPLAN assessments p < 0.0001. 3 Grade 7 chi-square tests: School sector p < 0.0001; Remoteness area of school p < 0.0003. All NAPLAN assessments p < 0.0001. 4 Grade 9 chi-square tests: School sector p = 0.9; Remoteness area of school p < 0.002. All NAPLAN assessments p < 0.0001. 5 NAPLAN National Assessment Plan for Literacy and Numeracy; NMS National Minimum Standard.