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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A37

Table A37.  Supporting data for Figure 3: Status dropout rates for persons ages 1624, by raceethnicity: October 1972 through October 1995

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                                                            Raceethnicity
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                                             White,             Black,
Year                         Total        non-Hispanic       non-Hispanic      Hispanic
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                                        (percent)
1972                         14.6             12.3               21.3            34.3
1973                         14.1             11.6               22.2            33.5
1974                         14.3             11.8               21.2            33.0
1975                         13.9             11.4               22.8            29.2
1976                         14.1             11.9               20.5            31.4
1977                         14.1             11.9               19.8            33.0
1978                         14.2             11.9               20.2            33.3
1979                         14.6             12.0               21.1            33.8
1980                         14.1             11.3               19.2            35.2
1981                         13.9             11.4               18.4            33.2
1982                         13.9             11.4               18.4            31.7
1983                         13.7             11.2               18.0            31.6
1984                         13.1             11.0               15.5            29.8
1985                         12.6             10.4               15.2            27.6
1986                         12.2             9.7                14.1            30.1
1987\2\                      12.7             10.4               14.2            28.6
1988\2\                      12.9             9.6                14.3            35.8
1989\2\                      12.6             9.4                13.9            33.0
1990\2\                      12.1             9.0                13.2            32.4
1991\2\                      12.5             8.9                13.6            35.3
1992\2\,\3\                  11.0             7.7                13.7            29.4
1993\2\,\3\                  11.0             7.9                13.6            27.5
1994\2\,\3\,\4\              11.5             7.7                12.6            30.0
1995\2\,\3\,\4\              12.0             8.6                12.1            30.0
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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/ Numbers for these years reflect new editing procedures instituted by the Bureau of the Census for cases with missing data on school enrollment items.

3/ Numbers for these years reflect new wording of the educational attainment item in the CPS.

4/ Numbers in this year may reflect changes in CPS due to newly instituted computer assisted interviewing and/or due to the change in the population controls used this year to the 1990 Census-based estimates, with adjustment.

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



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