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Table 155. Percentage distribution of 4th-graders, by time spent on homework and television viewing each day and selected student and school characteristics: Selected years, 1992 through 2000
Selected student and
school characteristic
Time spent on homework each day Amount of television watched each day
Don't have Don't do Half hour or less One hour More than one hour None One hour or less Two hours Three hours Four hours Five hours Six or more hours
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1992                                                
All students 16 (1.6) 2 (0.2) 39 (1.2) 28 (0.9) 15 (0.6) 2 (0.2) 17 (0.8) 21 (0.7) 19 (0.6) 13 (0.6) 9 (0.4) 20 (0.7)
Sex                                                
Male 18 (1.8) 3 (0.4) 39 (1.4) 26 (1.0) 14 (0.8) 2 (0.3) 16 (0.8) 20 (0.9) 18 (0.9) 13 (0.7) 9 (0.7) 21 (0.9)
Female 14 (1.5) 1 (0.3) 39 (1.4) 30 (1.1) 16 (0.8) 2 (0.3) 18 (1.2) 22 (0.9) 19 (0.9) 13 (0.8) 8 (0.6) 18 (0.9)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 18 (1.9) 2 (0.3) 38 (1.5) 29 (1.2) 13 (0.6) 2 (0.3) 18 (0.9) 23 (1.0) 21 (0.8) 14 (0.7) 9 (0.6) 13 (0.8)
Black 10 (1.6) 3 (0.6) 45 (2.3) 24 (1.5) 18 (1.4) 2 (0.5) 11 (1.5) 11 (1.0) 12 (1.0) 10 (1.1) 9 (1.2) 44 (1.9)
Hispanic 11 (1.7) 4 (0.5) 39 (2.2) 28 (1.7) 18 (1.9) 2 (0.5) 15 (1.2) 20 (1.6) 14 (1.3) 13 (1.2) 9 (1.0) 27 (1.6)
Asian/Pacific Islander 10 (4.5) 1 (#) 39 (3.4) 28 (4.3) 22 (3.4) 3 (1.3) 26 (3.7) 17 (2.7) 15 (2.8) 11 (1.9) 7 (1.6) 21 (3.2)
American Indian/Alaska Native 17 (5.0) 4 (2.4) 31 (5.7) 18 (4.2) 30 (5.7) 1 (#) 18 (3.8) 13 (3.3) 16 (3.7) 17 (3.3) 11 (3.3) 23 (4.4)
                                                 
Control of school                                                
Public 17 (1.7) 2 (0.3) 40 (1.3) 26 (0.9) 14 (0.6) 2 (0.2) 16 (0.8) 21 (0.9) 19 (0.7) 13 (0.7) 9 (0.5) 21 (0.8)
Private 7 (1.8) 1 (0.2) 34 (2.4) 38 (2.2) 21 (1.9) 2 (0.6) 21 (2.3) 24 (1.5) 18 (1.4) 14 (1.1) 9 (1.0) 12 (1.4)
1994                                                
All students 13 (0.9) 3 (0.3) 39 (1.0) 30 (0.7) 15 (0.6) 2 (0.2) 17 (0.6) 21 (0.6) 17 (0.5) 13 (0.6) 9 (0.4) 21 (0.7)
Sex                                                
Male 14 (1.0) 5 (0.5) 39 (1.1) 28 (1.0) 15 (0.7) 2 (0.3) 15 (0.8) 19 (0.8) 16 (0.6) 13 (0.7) 10 (0.6) 25 (0.9)
Female 12 (1.1) 2 (0.2) 40 (1.2) 32 (1.0) 15 (0.8) 2 (0.3) 20 (0.9) 23 (0.8) 17 (0.9) 13 (0.8) 8 (0.6) 17 (0.9)
1998                                                
All students 8 (0.8) 2 (0.2) 43 (1.0) 31 (0.8) 16 (0.6) 3 (0.5) 21 (0.6) 22 (0.7) 19 (0.6) 11 (0.5) 8 (0.4) 16 (0.6)
Sex                                                
Male 9 (1.0) 3 (0.3) 41 (1.1) 30 (1.0) 16 (0.8) 3 (0.5) 18 (0.9) 22 (0.9) 18 (1.0) 12 (0.7) 8 (0.6) 18 (1.0)
Female 7 (0.7) 1 (0.2) 44 (1.2) 32 (1.0) 16 (0.7) 3 (0.5) 24 (0.8) 22 (0.8) 19 (0.7) 10 (0.6) 7 (0.5) 14 (0.7)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 9 (1.0) 2 (0.2) 43 (1.2) 32 (1.1) 15 (0.7) 3 (0.7) 23 (0.9) 24 (0.8) 20 (0.8) 12 (0.7) 7 (0.6) 11 (0.8)
Black 6 (0.9) 3 (0.5) 45 (1.9) 27 (1.5) 19 (1.5) 2 (0.5) 14 (1.2) 14 (1.1) 14 (1.2) 11 (0.8) 12 (0.9) 34 (1.5)
Hispanic 7 (1.1) 3 (0.5) 42 (1.9) 30 (1.5) 18 (1.2) 3 (0.5) 21 (1.2) 19 (1.0) 18 (1.2) 11 (0.9) 8 (0.8) 19 (1.0)
Asian/Pacific Islander 4 (1.7) 1 (#) 39 (3.1) 36 (2.6) 20 (2.3) 4 (1.1) 26 (2.8) 20 (3.0) 16 (2.5) 10 (2.8) 9 (1.9) 14 (2.4)
American Indian/Alaska Native 8 (2.2) 7 (2.0) 40 (4.9) 27 (2.8) 19 (3.6) 1 (#) 19 (3.6) 19 (2.3) 15 (2.6) 8 (2.1) 12 (3.1) 27 (3.4)
2000                                                
All students 10 (0.9) 2 (0.2) 43 (0.9) 29 (0.6) 16 (0.7) 2 (0.2) 23 (0.7) 23 (0.6) 17 (0.4) 11 (0.5) 6 (0.4) 18 (0.6)
Sex                                                
Male 11 (0.9) 3 (0.3) 43 (1.2) 27 (0.8) 16 (0.9) 2 (0.3) 20 (1.1) 21 (0.8) 18 (0.7) 11 (0.6) 7 (0.5) 22 (0.9)
Female 9 (1.0) 1 (0.2) 43 (1.1) 31 (0.9) 16 (0.7) 2 (0.3) 26 (0.9) 24 (0.8) 17 (0.7) 10 (0.6) 6 (0.4) 15 (0.7)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 11 (1.1) 1 (0.2) 43 (1.2) 30 (0.8) 15 (0.9) 2 (0.3) 25 (0.9) 25 (0.9) 19 (0.6) 11 (0.6) 6 (0.5) 13 (0.7)
Black 8 (0.9) 4 (0.8) 45 (1.8) 26 (1.3) 17 (1.0) 1 (0.2) 14 (0.9) 13 (1.0) 13 (0.9) 10 (0.9) 8 (0.8) 42 (1.5)
Hispanic 7 (1.0) 3 (0.5) 43 (1.4) 29 (1.3) 18 (1.3) 2 (0.4) 22 (1.2) 21 (1.2) 16 (1.1) 10 (1.0) 7 (0.6) 22 (1.5)
Asian/Pacific Islander 1 (0.7) 1 (0.7) 42 (3.2) 35 (3.2) 21 (3.4) 6 (1.4) 29 (2.7) 28 (3.1) 15 (2.8) 8 (1.6) 7 (1.7) 8 (1.8)
American Indian/Alaska Native 15 (4.7) 7 (2.2) 42 (5.4) 24 (4.5) 13 (2.6) 1 (#) 20 (3.6) 18 (2.2) 21 (3.8) 11 (3.4) 7 (2.2) 23 (3.4)
                                                 
Control of school                                                
Public 10 (1.0) 2 (0.2) 44 (1.0) 29 (0.7) 15 (0.7) 2 (0.2) 22 (0.8) 22 (0.7) 17 (0.5) 11 (0.5) 6 (0.4) 19 (0.7)
Private 8 (1.6) 1 (0.4) 37 (1.6) 34 (1.5) 20 (1.7) 5 (1.0) 25 (1.4) 24 (0.9) 19 (0.8) 10 (0.9) 6 (0.7) 11 (1.3)
                                                 
Type of location                                                
Central city 8 (1.0) 3 (0.4) 41 (1.4) 30 (1.1) 18 (1.2) 2 (0.4) 21 (0.9) 21 (1.1) 16 (0.6) 10 (0.8) 7 (0.6) 24 (1.3)
Urban fringe/large town 8 (1.3) 2 (0.3) 44 (1.3) 30 (1.2) 16 (1.1) 3 (0.3) 24 (1.3) 24 (1.0) 18 (0.8) 10 (0.7) 6 (0.6) 15 (1.0)
Rural/small town 15 (2.3) 2 (0.5) 44 (2.0) 27 (1.4) 12 (1.2) 2 (0.4) 22 (1.8) 23 (1.4) 19 (1.0) 13 (1.1) 6 (0.7) 16 (1.5)
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1992 through 2000 Reading Assessments; retrieved October 2001 from the NAEP Data Explorer (http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nde/). (This table was prepared November 2001.)

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