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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A12

Table A12.  Standard errors for Table 12: Completion rates and number and distribution of completers, ages 1824, by sex, raceethnicity, income, and region: October 1995

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                                 Completion rate                      Percent of all completers
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                         Standard              Population
Characteristics            error             (in thousands)                 Standard error
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Total                      0.37                     87                              
Sex
  Male                     0.53                     62                            0.56
  Female                   0.50                     60                            0.56
Raceethnicity\1\
  White, non-Hispanic      0.38                     61                            0.50
  Black, non-Hispanic      1.18                     38                            0.45
  Hispanic                 2.00                     67                            0.52
Family income\2\
  Low income level         0.97                     51                            0.44
  Middle income level      0.48                     64                            0.56
  High income level        0.41                     20                            0.48
Region
  Northeast                0.64                     27                            0.38
  Midwest                  0.66                     37                            0.48
  South                    0.68                     56                            0.55
  West                     0.88                     46                            0.47
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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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October 1995, unpublished data.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October (various years), unpublished data.



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