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Table 1 Distribution of person characteristics in the Canadian subsample completing the computer-based assessment (N = 20,923)

From: Conditioning factors of test-taking engagement in PIAAC: an exploratory IRT modelling approach considering person and item characteristics

Predictor N %
Educational attainment
 Less than high school 2719 13.40
 High school 4693 23.13
 Above high school 11,212 55.25
 NA 2353 11.60
Test language same as native language
 Yes 16,804 82.81
 No 4118 20.29
 NA 1 0.00
Score cognitive pre-test
 3 495 2.44
 4 1581 7.79
 5 5721 28.19
 6 13,126 64.68
Gender
 Male 9573 47.17
 Female 11,350 55.93
Age group
 24 or less 4101 20.21
 25–34 4033 19.87
 35–54 9101 44.85
 55 or more 3688 18.17
  1. NA not available