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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A5

Table A5.  Standard errors for Table 5: Rate, number, and distribution of status dropouts, ages 1624, by sex, raceethnicity, income, and region: October 1995

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                                                Number of
                                 Status           status         Percent        Percent
                                 dropout         dropouts         of all           of
Characteristics                    rate      (in thousands)      dropouts      population
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       Total                       0.29              93                             
Sex
  Male                             0.41              66            1.28            0.44
  Female                           0.40              65            1.28            0.44
Raceethnicity\1\
  White, non-Hispanic              0.30              66            1.28            0.41
  Black, non-Hispanic              0.88              41            1.05            0.36
  Hispanic                         1.64              74            1.84            0.46
Family income\2\
  Low income level                 0.82              55            1.25            0.36
  Middle income level              0.37              69            1.27            0.44
  High income level                0.31              23            0.58            0.37
Region
  Northeast                        0.49              29            0.74            0.29
  Midwest                          0.51              39            0.96            0.37
  South                            0.53              61            1.29            0.43
  West                             0.69              49            1.17            0.38
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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/ 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 incomes.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October 1995, unpublished data.



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