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Table A7. Average number of formal work-related courses taken by participants 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
1 course 2 courses 3-4 courses 5 or more courses
Total 2.1 51.3 22.5 18.3 7.8
           
Sex
Male 1.9 55.0 21.9 17.2 6.0
Female 2.2 48.5 23.0 19.2 9.2
           
Race/ethnicity1
White 2.1 48.7 23.3 20.3 7.7
Black or African American 1.8 64.1 19.8 10.7 5.4
All other races 2.1 58.2 20.2 14.1 7.6
Hispanic or Latino 2.2 53.2 20.6 13.4 12.7!
           
Age as of 2004
16-24 years 2.0 61.9 16.4 9.2 12.5
25-34 years 1.9 56.2 20.7 16.9 6.3
35-44 years 2.2 51.1 23.0 17.4 8.6
45-54 years 2.2 45.8 24.3 22.2 7.8
55-64 years 2.1 47.5 24.6 21.1 6.8
65 years or older 1.8 53.8 25.7 17.7 2.9!
           
Highest level of educational attainment
Less than a high school diploma or equivalent 1.5 66.8 18.9 12.3
High school diploma or equivalent 1.9 56.4 20.6 16.9 6.2
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 2.1 52.7 20.6 15.8 10.9
Bachelorís degree 2.0 50.8 25.6 17.2 6.4
Graduate or professional degree 2.2 42.7 23.6 26.8 6.9
           
Employment status in past week
Employed 2.1 50.1 23.0 18.9 8.1
Full-time 2.1 48.8 22.9 19.5 8.8
Part-time 1.9 56.2 23.3 15.8 4.8
Not employed 1.7 64.1 18.0 13.0 4.8
Unemployed and looking for work 1.4 78.6 11.5 8.0
Not in the labor force 1.8 59.0 20.4 14.8 5.8
           
Months employed in past 12 months2
1-11 months 2.0 51.3 25.6 15.7 7.3
12 months 2.1 50.3 21.8 19.6 8.3
           
Occupation2
Professional and managerial 2.2 45.8 23.6 22.7 7.9
Sales, service, and clerical 2.0 55.5 21.1 14.6 8.8
Trades and labor 2.0 54.6 23.6 15.5 6.4
I Reporting standards not met. Too few cases to report.
! Interpret with caution. Standard error is more than one-half the estimate.
1 All other races includes Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, American Indian, Alaska Native, those of more than one race, and those of other (unspecified) race. Race categories exclude those of Hispanic origin.
2 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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