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Table SA4. Standard errors of the percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who studied each topic of instruction, by selected adult characteristics: 2004–05
Characteristic Basic edu-cation Business Com-puter science Edu-cation Health Science Social sciences and services Voca-tional trades Other
Total 0.89 1.25 1.03 0.67 1.60 0.76 0.74 0.88 0.89
                   
Sex                  
Male 1.00 2.24 1.60 0.51 2.81 1.67 1.01 1.36 1.80
Female 1.34 1.52 1.34 1.12 2.14 0.60 0.99 1.34 0.73
                   
Race/ethnicity                  
White 1.08 1.25 0.97 0.79 1.66 0.99 0.82 1.13 1.05
Black or African American 2.16 4.56 3.21 1.87 5.77 1.71 2.23 3.64 2.87
All other races 5.16 5.84 5.19 1.37 5.89 2.43 2.49 2.72 1.89
Hispanic or Latino 2.07 7.11 7.03 1.81 6.43 3.46 1.70 3.30 2.11
                   
Age as of 2004                  
16–24 years 3.60 4.99 2.92 2.33 6.59 3.39 2.81 6.48 5.12
25–34 years 1.41 2.68 1.95 1.19 3.22 2.14 1.03 1.95 1.63
35–44 years 2.50 2.50 2.77 1.21 3.01 1.49 1.46 1.23 2.25
45–54 years 1.15 2.58 1.80 1.50 2.78 1.56 1.25 1.69 1.52
55–64 years 1.91 2.91 1.91 1.45 2.57 1.92 1.76 1.75 1.80
65 years or older 3.17 6.98 3.46 1.37 6.55 1.05 4.54 2.43 2.50
                   
Highest level of educational attainment                  
Less than a high school diploma or equivalent 3.18 4.73 3.67 8.91 4.34 2.93 8.98 4.02
High school diploma or equivalent 1.44 3.10 2.31 0.78 3.89 2.33 1.65 2.17 2.59
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 1.46 3.03 2.23 0.95 2.97 1.78 0.62 2.27 1.74
Bachelor’s degree 1.24 2.30 2.15 1.14 2.03 1.15 1.21 1.41 1.68
Graduate or professional degree 3.64 2.56 2.04 2.87 2.52 1.58 2.45 0.63 1.29
                   
Employment status in past week                  
Employed 0.99 1.36 1.10 0.74 1.68 0.84 0.79 0.95 0.91
Full-time 0.80 1.55 1.29 0.86 1.63 0.95 0.85 0.86 0.95
Part-time 4.43 3.39 1.56 1.30 4.66 1.06 1.56 4.14 2.23
Not employed 1.12 4.22 2.04 1.10 4.46 2.74 1.74 2.26 3.20
Unemployed and looking for work 2.26 7.83 4.17 7.98 6.97 2.39 5.46 3.86
Not in the labor force 1.28 4.66 2.48 1.43 5.46 2.96 2.22 2.22 4.25
                   
Months employed in past 12 months                  
1–11 months 3.14 2.94 1.24 2.62 3.20 1.51 1.35 3.20 1.77
12 months 0.84 1.60 1.33 0.57 1.84 1.02 0.85 0.79 1.03
                   
Occupation                  
Professional and managerial 1.43 1.57 1.53 1.34 1.82 0.87 1.25 0.93 1.33
Sales, service, and clerical 1.50 2.64 2.12 0.63 2.33 1.08 0.76 1.91 1.70
Trades and labor 1.84 3.31 2.36 1.07 5.56 4.46 3.61 1.76
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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