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Table SA3. Standard errors of the percentage of adults who participated in formal work-related courses on each topic of instruction, by selected adult characteristics: 2004–05
Characteristic Any formal work-related course Topic of instruction
Basic edu-cation Business Com-puter science Edu-cation Health Science Social sciences and services Voca-tional trades Other
Total 0.63 0.25 0.38 0.31 0.19 0.47 0.22 0.20 0.24 0.24
                     
Sex                    
Male 0.99 0.26 0.54 0.43 0.12 0.78 0.44 0.25 0.35 0.45
Female 0.95 0.41 0.55 0.43 0.35 0.67 0.18 0.30 0.39 0.23
                     
Race/ethnicity                    
White 0.70 0.32 0.45 0.30 0.26 0.49 0.30 0.24 0.32 0.32
Black or African American 2.53 0.60 1.32 0.92 0.50 2.11 0.44 0.64 0.98 0.86
All other races 2.49 1.30 1.56 1.30 0.32 1.65 0.58 0.60 0.61 0.44
Hispanic or Latino 1.71 0.32 1.37 1.27 0.27 1.30 0.58 0.27 0.57 0.34
                     
Age as of 2004                    
16–24 years 2.20 0.77 1.18 0.61 0.49 1.53 0.70 0.57 1.48 1.11
25–34 years 1.80 0.48 0.90 0.65 0.37 1.07 0.75 0.34 0.67 0.55
35–44 years 2.06 0.90 1.18 1.07 0.39 0.94 0.51 0.49 0.41 0.78
45–54 years 1.38 0.44 1.15 0.67 0.58 1.16 0.59 0.46 0.62 0.54
55–64 years 1.63 0.55 1.03 0.56 0.40 0.89 0.54 0.49 0.50 0.50
65 years or older 0.68 0.17 0.49 0.18 0.07 0.41 0.05 0.22 0.12 0.13
                     
Highest level of educational attainment                    
Less than a high school diploma or equivalent 0.73 0.14 0.20 0.16 0.49 0.18 0.12 0.43 0.17
High school diploma or equivalent 1.08 0.23 0.60 0.39 0.13 0.79 0.44 0.28 0.37 0.44
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 1.28 0.47 1.06 0.73 0.29 1.03 0.59 0.20 0.74 0.55
Bachelor’s degree 1.59 0.56 1.23 0.99 0.48 0.83 0.51 0.53 0.64 0.76
Graduate or professional degree 2.35 1.94 1.22 1.06 1.45 1.38 0.79 1.30 0.32 0.65
                     
Employment status in past week                    
Employed 0.83 0.40 0.58 0.48 0.29 0.67 0.35 0.31 0.37 0.36
Full-time 0.99 0.35 0.67 0.57 0.35 0.71 0.41 0.35 0.35 0.38
Part-time 2.14 1.48 1.12 0.53 0.40 1.62 0.34 0.49 1.39 0.70
Not employed 0.54 0.07 0.32 0.13 0.08 0.37 0.19 0.11 0.15 0.23
Unemployed and looking for work 2.19 0.29 1.23 0.58 1.21 0.98 0.33 0.75 0.56
Not in the labor force 0.55 0.07 0.30 0.14 0.08 0.38 0.18 0.12 0.13 0.26
                     
Months employed in past 12 months                    
1–11 months 1.61 0.92 0.90 0.37 0.72 0.95 0.45 0.39 0.94 0.50
12 months 0.96 0.34 0.68 0.55 0.23 0.76 0.41 0.33 0.32 0.40
                     
Occupation                    
Professional and managerial 1.58 0.81 0.93 0.95 0.76 1.15 0.49 0.73 0.52 0.77
Sales, service, and clerical 1.49 0.48 1.08 0.67 0.19 0.79 0.34 0.23 0.64 0.51
Trades and labor 1.62 0.37 0.58 0.45 0.20 1.36 1.00 0.63 0.33
Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.
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