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Table SA23. Standard errors for table A23: Percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who did not complete the course, percentage who received or will receive continuing education credits, and percentage according to certification status, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
      Certification status
Characteristic Did not complete the course Received or expect to receive continuing education credits Received Not yet received Did not receive
Total 0.38 0.90 0.90 0.42 0.42
Sex          
Male 0.47 1.40 1.41 0.71 0.71
Female 0.56 1.15 1.05 0.49 0.49
Race/ethnicity          
White 0.26 1.03 1.03 0.46 0.46
Black 2.06 3.10 2.73 1.34 1.34
Hispanic 2.50 2.77 2.29 1.75 1.75
Other 1.85 4.47 3.23 1.45 2.72
Age as of 2002          
16–24 years 1.22 2.97 2.31 1.83 1.83
25–34 years 1.01 2.12 1.71 1.28 1.28
35–44 years 0.79 1.96 1.89 0.67 0.67
45–54 years 0.69 1.81 1.43 0.77 0.77
55–64 years 0.47 2.07 1.78 1.13 1.13
65 years or older 1.29 3.80 3.43 1.18 1.18
Highest level of education attainment          
High school diploma or less 1.22 1.87 1.84 0.99 1.89
Some college but no degree 0.75 1.95 1.73 1.03 1.03
Vocational/associate's degree 0.64 2.98 2.79 1.15 1.15
Bachelor's degree 0.56 1.69 1.39 0.64 0.64
Graduate or professional degree 0.38 1.61 1.78 0.74 0.74
Employment status in the past 12 months          
Full-time 0.35 1.14 1.05 0.44 0.44
Part-time 1.31 2.50 1.93 1.14 1.14
Not employed 1.92 3.12 2.93 2.59 2.59
Months employed in the past 12 months          
12 months 0.37 1.14 1.01 0.53 0.76
1–11 months 1.00 2.26 1.73 0.77 1.61
Not in the labor force 1.92 3.12 2.93 2.59 3.78
Occupation          
Professional/managerial 0.39 1.21 1.14 0.63 0.63
Sales/service/clerical 0.65 1.42 1.38 0.67 0.67
Trade and labor 1.75 3.39 2.51 1.36 1.36
Size of employer          
Fewer than 25 employees 1.00 2.08 2.09 1.20 1.20
25–99 employees 0.71 3.13 2.17 1.33 1.33
100–499 employees 1.23 2.83 2.14 1.32 1.32
500 or more employees 0.53 1.25 1.09 0.46 0.46
Continuing education required for occupation          
Yes 0.54 1.38 1.49 0.77 0.77
No 0.54 1.14 0.87 0.54 0.54
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program.

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