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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Indicator 6.4: Leisure Activities

Figure 6.4. Percentage distribution of 8th-grade students in public schools according to frequency of reading for fun, by race/ethnicity: 2003
Percentage distribution of 8th-grade students in public schools according to frequency of reading for fun, by race/ethnicity: 2003
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Reading Assessment, 2003.

Forty-seven percent of American Indian/Alaska Native 8th-graders read for fun at least one to two times each week.

In 2003, 47 percent of American Indian/Alaska Native 8th-graders reported that they read for fun on their own time at least 1-2 times a week. Thirty-one percent of American Indian/Alaska Native 8th-graders watched 4 or more hours of television or videotapes each day. American Indians/Alaska Natives (11 percent) were less likely than their Black or Hispanic peers (32 and 17 percent, respectively) to have reported watching 6 or more hours of television or videotapes each day.

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