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Table SA7. Standard errors of the 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
           
Sex          
Male 0.07 2.23 1.78 1.69 1.06
Female 0.06 1.77 1.56 1.57 1.14
           
Race/ethnicity          
White 0.04 1.67 1.28 1.31 0.79
Black or African American 0.15 4.25 3.81 2.25 2.09
All other races 0.24 6.40 4.32 4.03 2.13
Hispanic or Latino 0.33 6.66 4.43 3.20 6.95
           
Age as of 2004          
16–24 years 0.20 6.47 3.64 2.61 4.13
25–34 years 0.08 3.12 2.55 2.26 1.26
35–44 years 0.12 2.68 2.35 1.68 2.19
45–54 years 0.07 2.63 2.06 2.40 1.22
55–64 years 0.07 2.91 2.47 2.62 1.39
65 years or older 0.14 7.51 6.01 6.06 1.74
           
Highest level of educational attainment          
Less than a high school diploma or equivalent 0.11 6.71 6.14 4.86
High school diploma or equivalent 0.11 3.54 2.79 2.88 1.58
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 0.11 2.90 2.19 1.86 2.08
Bachelor’s degree 0.08 2.54 2.07 1.44 1.22
Graduate or professional degree 0.10 3.43 2.27 2.83 1.51
           
Employment status in past week          
Employed 0.05 1.41 1.24 1.19 0.86
Full-time 0.05 1.52 1.37 1.26 0.99
Part-time 0.12 4.33 3.12 2.91 1.32
Not employed 0.12 4.27 2.86 3.22 1.86
Unemployed and looking for work 0.11 5.67 3.79 3.54
Not in the labor force 0.15 5.29 3.79 4.03 2.43
           
Months employed in past 12 months          
1–11 months 0.09 3.38 2.65 2.39 1.39
12 months 0.06 1.56 1.21 1.25 1.01
           
Occupation          
Professional and managerial 0.06 2.06 1.51 1.70 0.87
Sales, service, and clerical 0.10 2.78 1.79 1.56 2.00
Trades and labor 0.14 4.39 3.91 2.95 1.97
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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