Percentage distribution of 8th-grade students, by number of days absent from school in the preceding month and race/ethnicity: 2003 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 3.1: Absenteeism

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Table 3.1. Percentage distribution of 8th-grade students, by number of days absent from school in the preceding month and race/ethnicity: 2003
Race/ethnicity No absences One or more absences
   Total 43.8 56.3
White, non-Hispanic 42.8 57.2
Black, non-Hispanic 44.4 55.6
Hispanic 41.6 58.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 63.3 36.7
American Indian/Alaska Native34.3 65.7
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003 Reading Assessment.

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