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Table E-16-1.  Percentage of 9th-grade students participating in math- and science-related school-sponsored activities, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity Activity   Number of math- or science-related activities
Math-related1   Science-related1   At least one of these activities   More than one of these activities   None of these activities
Total2 9.8   6.4   13.4   4.1   86.6
Sex                  
Male 8.9   6.3   12.6   4.0   87.4
Female 10.7   6.5   14.2   4.2   85.8
                   
Race/ethnicity                  
White 8.3   6.4   12.2   3.7   87.8
Black 12.5   5.4   15.3   3.9   84.7
Hispanic 10.5   5.5   13.4   3.9   86.6
Asian 17.3   13.0   22.3   10.7   77.7
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander        
American Indian/Alaska Native 9.1 !   12.8 !   87.2
Two or more races 10.5   7.6   14.2   5.3   85.8
                   
Race/ethnicity by sex                  
Male                  
White 7.6   6.1   11.5   3.6   88.5
Black 12.2   5.8   15.4   3.8   84.6
Hispanic 9.2   5.5   12.1   3.8   87.9
Asian 18.4   11.5   22.8   10.5   77.2
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander        
American Indian/Alaska Native 10.9 !       88.0
Two or more races 8.3   9.0   13.4   5.5   86.6
                   
Female                  
White 9.0   6.7   13.0   3.8   87.0
Black 12.8   5.0   15.2   4.0   84.8
Hispanic 11.9   5.5   14.6   4.0   85.4
Asian 16.1   14.6   21.8   11.0   78.2
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander        
American Indian/Alaska Native         86.3
Two or more races 12.7   6.3   15.0   5.1   85.0
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are either too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes clubs, competitions, and camps.
2 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
NOTE: Data are based on student responses. Student reports about school-sponsored activities refer to the period “since the beginning of the last school year,” which for most of these students was 8th grade, or the fall of 2008. Data weighted by W1STUDENT. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, Base-Year Public-Use Data File.
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