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Table C- Percentage of 19992000 undergraduates with various risk factors, and the average number of risk factors

 
   Any
risk
factors
 Delayed
enroll-
ment
 Part-
time
attend-
ance
 Finan-
cially
inde-
pendent
 Have
depend-
ents or
children
 Single
parent
 No
high
school
diploma
 Work
full
time
while
enrolled
 Average
number
of risk
factors
 
 
 
  Total 75.0  45.5  49.1  50.9  26.9  13.3  7.8  37.8  2.2  
     
 Gender 
  Male 74.8  46.4  48.3  47.5  21.5  9.1  7.5  40.7  2.1  
  Female 75.2  44.8  49.8  53.5  31.0  16.5  8.1  35.7  2.3  
     
 Race/ethnicity 
  White, non-Hispanic 72.7  42.8  48.7  48.3  23.7  10.0  6.1  37.2  2.0  
  Black, non-Hispanic 81.5  53.1  49.3  62.4  42.8  28.9  9.7  42.8  2.7  
  Hispanic* 81.4  50.9  52.2  54.3  32.4  17.3  12.3  41.4  2.4  
  Asian 73.5  49.7  45.6  47.7  18.5  9.7  14.1  24.9  1.9  
  American Indian/Alaska Native 83.9  57.9  56.6  65.9  37.5  21.1  13.2  46.7  2.8  
  Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 79.1  53.4  53.4  48.2  20.1  9.6  11.4  30.7  2.1  
  Other 71.5  35.2  45.6  43.5  18.4  8.0  8.0  34.4  1.9  
     
 Age 
  18 or younger 40.8  9.6  26.3  6.9  5.6  5.2  5.3  16.1  0.7  
  19-23 years 59.4  31.2  34.0  15.6  11.1  8.8  4.4  24.2  1.2  
  24-29 years 100.0  62.5  61.6  100.0  35.4  19.4  10.1  52.1  3.2  
  30-39 years 100.0  72.9  73.1  100.0  61.0  23.0  14.4  60.8  3.8  
  40 years or older 100.0  74.7  82.0  100.0  55.0  17.4  12.9  62.7  3.8  
     
 Respondent has dependents 
  None 65.9  37.5  42.8  32.8  0.0  0.0  5.8  30.5  1.4  
  One or more 100.0  67.6  66.3  100.0  100.0  49.4  13.4  57.0  4.3  
     
 Single parent 
  No 71.2  42.1  47.6  43.4  15.7  0.0  6.6  35.7  1.8  
  Yes 100.0  68.0  59.2  100.0  100.0  100.0  15.9  54.2  4.7  
     
 Disability or difficulty status 
  No disability reported 71.5  35.6  47.1  47.8  26.7  11.3  6.4  39.7  2.1  
  Some disability reported 82.9  47.1  51.7  63.3  34.8  16.6  12.1  33.8  2.6  
 
*Priority was given to Hispanic ethnicity regardless of race chosen.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 19992000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000).

 
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