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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 41-C.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 (0.5 credits in Personal Health)

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.
0.5 credits in Personal Health 63.9 3.37 71.6 3.54 64.4 3.10 62.0 3.18 55.3 3.31 49.6 1.62
Student gender
Male 63.5 3.43 73.5 3.60 64.3 3.19 61.9 3.18 56.0 3.51 50.4 1.80
Female 64.1 3.51 70.5 3.55 64.5 3.13 62.2 3.25 54.8 3.37 48.9 1.75
Student race/ethnicity1
White 61.4 4.07 73.4 3.83 65.7 3.34 63.7 3.53 55.5 3.81 50.3 1.68
Black 70.1 5.01 65.3 6.02 55.6 5.93 49.5 4.81 51.7 5.00 44.5 3.39
Hispanic 67.4 3.26 70.7 6.50 67.6 6.23 65.1 6.49 60.2 7.43 50.8 2.16
Asian/Pacific Islander 68.8 4.78 74.9 6.87 64.6 5.84 61.7 9.24 54.8 9.11 45.2 5.20
American Indian 42.1 6.87 67.9 5.79 47.8 8.52 69.0 7.93 50.8 3.50 50.3 9.97
Student program
Academic 65.8 3.51 71.9 3.77 64.6 3.20 60.8 3.25 51.5 3.46 48.1 1.78
Vocational 53.6 5.35 77.0 3.42 61.8 5.08 62.1 5.51 63.5 3.86 53.8 1.97
Both 59.7 4.62 70.3 4.68 63.3 3.97 63.7 4.08 51.5 4.53 47.7 3.49
Neither 60.8 5.22 68.2 6.55 68.7 3.75 67.5 4.61 64.9 3.34 49.0 2.06
Community type2
Urban 58.0 6.24 70.2 6.39 52.7 4.01
Suburban 65.8 4.97 69.6 4.53 49.1 2.38
Rural 66.0 5.42 75.5 5.51 48.6 2.90
Big city 60.2 6.52 59.9 7.44 64.6 4.40
Urban fringe 66.9 5.67 66.6 6.03 54.2 4.81
Medium city 62.6 7.34 57.2 9.19 64.4 6.76
Small place 65.2 4.53 61.3 4.57 49.7 6.80
School type
Public 63.9 3.42 73.7 3.54 66.0 3.28 64.6 3.36 56.7 3.55 51.2 1.58
Nonpublic 63.3 12.49 49.8 12.96 45.7 9.16 37.0 5.84 42.6 6.51 36.5 3.83
Region of the country3
Northeast 58.9 11.01 67.8 11.35 74.6 7.35 61.1 7.56 60.5 8.91 59.3 2.83
South 70.0 4.82 70.9 4.86 56.7 5.71 55.6 5.62 45.8 6.31 40.6 2.75
Midwest 56.3 6.57 83.7 3.10 73.7 5.63 69.9 4.61 63.1 6.87 52.2 2.93
West 67.1 6.68 61.9 7.63 57.6 6.32 63.2 6.42 52.9 5.14 48.7 3.62

† 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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