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Health among young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) (experimental statistics)

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Welfare and Health, Social Statistics
Emilie Rune Hegelund
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Health among young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) (experimental statistics) 2023

The purpose of Health among young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) is to shed light on hospital utilisation, consultations with physicians and purchases of prescription medicine among 16-24-year-olds, distinguishing between the inactive NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training) and the remaining group of active young people. The statistics are used to compare the state of health among NEETs and the remaining group of active young people. These statistics have been compiled since 2019 and are in their current form comparable from 2019 and onwards.

Statistical presentation

Health among young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) are a yearly measurement of hospital utilisation, consultations with physicians and purchases of prescription medicine among 16-24-year-olds stated in number and proportion of people, as well as number of contacts with the hospital system and selected health professionals/redeemed prescriptions per person. The statistics are grouped by NEET status (the NEET group vs. the remaining group of active young people), sex and by geography.

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Statistical processing

Data for these statistics are collected yearly from the Labour Market Account, the Register-Based Labour Force Statistics, and the three health registers: the Hospital Utilisation Statistics, the Health Insurance Statistics and the Register of Pharmaceutical Sales. Collected data are not further validated. Instead, collected data are merged, and the detailed information about the population's hospital utilisation, consultations with physicians and purchases of prescription medicine is aggregated into the final statistical output.

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Relevance

The statistics are relevant for professionals, analysts and other interested parties as a basis for elucidation and in-depth analyses of the health of the NEET group.

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Accuracy and reliability

The overall accuracy of these statistics is high, which means that they are a good measure of the health status among the NEET group and the remaining group of active 16-24-year-olds. However, it should be noted that the operationalization of NEET status implies a great diversity within the NEET group, for this reason far from all young people in this group should be designated vulnerable. Overall, the statistics are reliable, as both the data and methods are of good quality. As the statistics only release final figures, revisions are not expected.

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Timeliness and punctuality

These statistics are published within 1.5 years after the end of the reference period. Publications are released on time as stated in the release calendar.

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Comparability

These statistics have been compiled since 2019 and are in their present form comparable from 2019 and onwards.

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Accessibility and clarity

These statistics are published once in a Danish press release at the same time as the tables are updated in the StatBank. In the StatBank, these statistics can be found under the subject Health of vulnerable groups. For further information, go to the subject page.

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