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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A1

Table A1.  Standard errors and population sizes for Table 1: Event dropout and persistence rates and number and distribution of dropouts from grades 1012, ages 1524, by sex, raceethnicity, income, and region: October 1995

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                               Event dropout and persistence rate    Percent of all dropouts
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                                                    Population                    Population
                                  Standard             size          Standard         size
Characteristics                     error         (in thousands)       error   (in thousands)
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  Total                              0.38             9,509                          544
Sex
  Male                               0.55             4,805              3.4          297
  Female                             0.52             4,704              3.4          247
Raceethnicity\1\
  White, non-Hispanic                0.41             6,532              3.4          296
  Black, non-Hispanic                1.18             1,458             2.99           93
  Hispanic                           2.31             1,171             4.55          145
Family income\2\
  Low income level                   1.46             1,368             3.22          182
  Middle income level                0.51             5,328             3.39          305
  High income level                  0.42             2,813             2.09           57
Region
  Northeast                          0.56             1,778             1.75           54
  Midwest                            0.65             2,347              2.6           99
  South                              0.73             3,309             3.45          239
  West                               0.94             2,075             3.15          153
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-/ Not applicable.

1/ Due to relatively small sample sizes, American Indian/Alaskan Natives and Asian/Pacific Islanders are included in the total but are not shown separately.

2/ Family income in current residence. Low income is defined as the bottom 20 percent of all family incomes for 1994; middle income is between 20 and 80 percent of all family incomes; and high income is the top 20 percent of all family

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October 1995, unpublished data.



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