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Table SA6. Standard errors of the average number of formal work-related courses taken by adults in the past 12 months and percentage distribution of the number of formal work-related courses taken, by selected adult characteristics: 2004–05
Characteristic Average number of courses taken Percentage distribution of the number of courses taken
0 courses 1 course 2 courses 3-4 courses 5 or more courses
Total 0.02 0.63 0.50 0.32 0.32 0.22
             
Sex            
Male 0.02 0.99 0.85 0.46 0.42 0.26
Female 0.03 0.95 0.71 0.44 0.49 0.37
             
Race/ethnicity            
White 0.02 0.70 0.59 0.40 0.42 0.23
Black or African American 0.07 2.53 1.93 1.16 0.60 0.60
All other races 0.06 2.49 2.42 1.02 0.98 0.48
Hispanic or Latino 0.07 1.71 1.42 0.72 0.53 1.20
             
Age as of 2004            
16–24 years 0.06 2.20 2.14 0.75 0.55 0.90
25–34 years 0.04 1.80 1.60 0.85 0.74 0.38
35–44 years 0.06 2.06 1.60 0.78 0.52 0.79
45–54 years 0.04 1.38 1.23 0.79 0.91 0.45
55–64 years 0.04 1.63 1.09 0.75 0.79 0.40
65 years or older 0.01 0.68 0.53 0.32 0.35 0.09
             
Highest level of educational attainment            
Less than a high school diploma or equivalent 0.01 0.73 0.59 0.29 0.20
High school diploma or equivalent 0.03 1.08 0.87 0.50 0.50 0.27
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 0.04 1.28 1.13 0.70 0.61 0.68
Bachelor’s degree 0.04 1.59 1.53 0.94 0.63 0.54
Graduate or professional degree 0.07 2.35 2.21 1.06 1.55 0.78
             
Employment status in past week            
Employed 0.03 0.83 0.70 0.49 0.50 0.34
Full-time 0.03 0.99 0.84 0.56 0.55 0.41
Part-time 0.05 2.14 2.05 0.93 1.01 0.42
Not employed 0.01 0.54 0.51 0.19 0.22 0.12
Unemployed and looking for work 0.03 2.19 2.14 0.48 0.48
Not in the labor force 0.01 0.55 0.48 0.22 0.25 0.13
             
Months employed in past 12 months            
1–11 months 0.04 1.61 1.38 0.79 0.73 0.38
12 months 0.03 0.96 0.84 0.48 0.50 0.40
             
Occupation            
Professional and managerial 0.05 1.58 1.51 0.87 0.95 0.52
Sales, service, and clerical 0.04 1.49 1.26 0.60 0.50 0.62
Trades and labor 0.04 1.62 1.28 0.83 0.54 0.38
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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