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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 41-A.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in personal health and physical education, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (1.0 credit in any Personal Health & Physical Education course)

CharacteristicPercentage of graduates earning indicated minimum credits
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987 1982
Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e.
1.0 credit in any Personal Health & Physical Education course 92.7 1.23 95.2 1.06 93.0 0.88 93.7 0.90 89.4 1.39 91.2 0.44
Student gender
Male 93.4 1.19 97.0 0.83 94.4 0.96 94.4 0.93 90.7 1.61 92.3 0.47
Female 92.0 1.31 93.8 1.35 91.5 1.00 93.0 0.94 88.2 1.45 90.1 0.59
Student race/ethnicity1
White 92.5 1.53 95.2 1.31 94.3 1.01 94.0 1.08 90.0 1.71 91.1 0.60
Black 94.4 1.30 94.6 1.61 92.0 2.31 92.4 2.23 90.7 1.95 91.2 1.23
Hispanic 92.8 2.21 95.8 0.98 89.6 1.18 95.3 0.80 94.0 1.39 91.2 0.85
Asian/Pacific Islander 94.6 1.43 96.6 0.86 91.6 2.86 94.0 1.78 94.3 1.27 91.6 1.56
American Indian 89.7 4.42 96.4 1.75 90.1 7.01 97.9 1.01 91.2 2.71 98.2 0.94
Student program
Academic 93.3 1.19 95.1 1.31 92.7 0.81 93.0 1.03 87.9 1.89 89.4 0.88
Vocational 89.3 2.79 95.6 1.18 96.0 0.97 95.1 1.21 90.9 1.40 92.9 0.68
Both 92.1 1.64 96.5 0.89 93.7 1.20 94.3 1.07 92.2 2.01 90.9 1.45
Neither 89.4 2.03 92.4 2.99 89.9 3.50 95.4 0.77 91.2 1.45 92.6 0.83
Community type2
Urban 90.1 2.86 94.1 2.11 88.4 1.65
Suburban 93.9 1.23 95.3 1.66 91.9 0.93
Rural 92.8 2.79 96.4 2.00 91.7 1.22
Big city 88.8 1.95 89.9 2.50 81.4 3.03
Urban fringe 91.5 1.68 96.0 1.32 90.7 2.66
Medium city 94.8 1.48 96.4 1.14 90.7 3.82
Small place 95.0 1.76 92.8 1.51 91.1 1.95
School type
Public 92.6 1.35 95.5 1.14 94.2 0.89 95.1 0.81 91.9 1.08 92.6 0.55
Nonpublic 93.5 3.33 92.5 3.19 78.2 5.05 78.8 4.65 66.3 6.77 79.2 3.44
Region of the country3
Northeast 94.1 1.58 92.6 1.95 87.9 2.05 88.5 2.83 77.3 5.29 83.2 2.21
South 90.6 1.91 95.3 2.12 94.1 1.39 94.5 0.68 90.3 1.39 92.5 1.06
Midwest 91.6 3.61 94.6 2.65 93.6 2.32 93.9 2.01 93.0 2.06 91.6 1.41
West 96.4 1.28 98.1 0.49 94.0 1.81 97.4 1.14 97.7 0.51 98.7 0.37

† Not applicable. In terms of community type, the community type definitions used in 1987, 1990, and 1994 differed from the community type definitions used in 1998 and 2000.

1 American Indian includes Alaska Native, Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.

2 Although having similar names, the definitions for the 1982 high school graduates' community type subgroups are not compatible with the definitions for the 1998 and 2000 high school graduates' community type subgroups.

3 "Region of the country" refers to the Census-defined regions. For more information about Census-defined regions, see the U.S. Census Bureau online publication "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States" (http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf [1.1M PDF]).

NOTE: Credit definitions listed in the row header indicate the minimum number of credits earned. For example, "1.0 credit in … course" represents "1.0 credit or more earned in … course."

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), Selected years 1987–2000; High School and Beyond (HS&B), 1982.


Last updated 22 May 2007 (MH)

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