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Table A5. Percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who reported various topics of instruction, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
Characteristic Topic of formal instruction
Business Computer science Education Health Science Social sciences and services Voca-
tional trades
Other
  Total36.819.69.018.412.04.513.518.7
Sex
Male35.618.54.412.318.84.415.918.6
Female37.920.513.223.95.84.611.318.9
Race/ethnicity1
White36.619.99.518.213.14.412.917.8
Black39.520.28.722.04.75.615.623.8
Hispanic35.716.85.713.911.24.618.522.8
Other35.217.97.821.511.53.39.915.4
Age as of 2002
16–24 years36.916.13.116.45.73.618.518.9
25–34 years35.116.18.414.614.04.213.021.6
35–44 years36.818.08.921.114.43.813.120.0
45–54 years40.021.612.019.211.24.513.315.5
55–64 years35.823.511.318.611.86.413.017.2
65 years or older27.737.53.521.45.97.57.017.9
Highest level of education attainment
High school diploma or less32.616.31.917.313.21.323.618.5
Some college but no degree39.720.12.416.712.43.116.520.6
Vocational/associateís degree36.621.02.227.310.82.216.218.8
Bachelorís degree42.320.413.214.512.24.47.618.2
Graduate or professional degree32.221.523.521.810.211.33.217.6
Employment status in the past 12 months
Full-time39.919.99.717.614.14.412.518.0
Part-time28.014.010.624.04.13.814.423.4
Not employed21.132.84.217.75.57.512.117.9
Months employed in the past 12 months
12 months40.419.56.019.313.64.512.519.1
1–11 months28.616.220.815.48.03.617.217.5
Not in the labor force21.132.84.217.75.57.512.117.9
Occupation2
Professional/managerial35.219.318.724.610.66.85.316.4
Sales/service/clerical46.920.52.114.37.62.814.622.2
Trade and labor19.211.80.010.332.30.637.816.3
Size of employer2
Fewer than 25 employees29.713.44.222.011.57.017.919.2
25–99 employees31.018.815.316.311.43.619.115.5
100–499 employees31.316.613.720.112.72.416.617.8
500 or more employees43.921.38.717.112.84.010.019.6
Continuing education required for occupation
Yes29.316.516.128.210.46.612.218.2
No42.321.83.811.213.22.914.419.1
1 Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Other includes Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/ Alaska Native, those with more than one race, and those of other (unspecified) race. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
2 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months.
NOTE: The estimates in this table were based on the responses given for up to four courses by each participant. Detail may sum to greater than 100 percent because participants may have taken more than one course on different topics.
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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