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Table SA5. Standard errors for 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
Total 0.88 0.71 0.50 0.82 0.74 0.36 0.69 0.80
Sex                
Male 1.48 1.11 0.54 0.96 1.25 0.50 1.05 1.11
Female 1.29 0.99 0.77 1.16 0.76 0.47 1.05 1.13
Race/ethnicity                
White 1.09 0.76 0.58 0.91 0.89 0.38 0.67 0.81
Black 2.94 2.40 1.31 2.91 0.89 1.43 2.63 2.70
Hispanic 2.94 3.04 1.33 1.88 2.66 1.46 3.77 2.69
Other 3.80 2.83 2.34 3.44 2.72 1.04 3.01 3.08
Age as of 2002                
16–24 years 3.34 2.49 0.84 2.30 1.37 1.29 3.24 2.75
25–34 years 2.10 1.48 0.90 1.35 2.10 0.71 1.56 1.73
35–44 years 2.08 1.30 0.97 1.75 1.30 0.77 1.41 1.87
45–54 years 1.79 1.38 0.87 1.50 1.19 0.58 1.28 1.17
55–64 years 2.11 1.87 1.20 1.72 1.43 0.92 1.51 1.48
65 years or older 3.27 4.02 0.90 3.16 1.49 1.59 1.61 2.67
Highest level of education attainment                
High school diploma or less 2.11 1.41 0.51 1.41 1.64 0.52 1.90 1.85
Some college but no degree 2.19 1.69 0.77 1.85 1.71 0.79 1.86 1.96
Vocational/associateís degree 2.71 2.39 0.72 2.69 2.01 0.80 2.66 2.08
Bachelorís degree 1.77 1.56 1.14 1.21 1.17 0.77 1.11 1.27
Graduate or professional degree 1.75 1.49 1.52 1.74 1.29 0.96 0.62 1.60
Employment status in the past 12 months                
Full-time 1.14 0.85 0.56 0.86 0.86 0.44 0.70 0.93
Part-time 2.43 1.71 1.61 2.05 1.03 0.62 1.82 2.64
Not employed 3.04 3.23 1.36 3.38 1.34 2.17 2.24 2.48
Months employed in the past 12 months                
12 months 1.06 0.87 0.45 0.89 0.83 0.46 0.81 1.01
1–11 months 1.75 1.41 1.71 1.51 1.55 0.66 2.09 1.78
Not in the labor force 3.04 3.23 1.36 3.38 1.34 2.17 2.24 2.48
Occupation                
Professional/managerial 1.18 1.05 1.05 1.19 0.86 0.61 0.57 0.98
Sales/service/clerical 1.50 1.32 0.43 1.05 1.13 0.50 1.28 1.29
Trade and labor 2.60 1.85 0.04 1.42 3.01 0.28 2.94 2.63
Size of employer                
Fewer than 25 employees 1.50 1.53 0.85 1.76 1.74 0.91 1.91 1.74
25–99 employees 2.87 2.84 2.05 1.77 1.87 1.02 2.67 2.19
100–499 employees 2.23 1.50 1.40 2.09 1.91 0.62 2.73 1.57
500 or more employees 1.39 0.90 0.63 1.09 1.13 0.50 0.91 1.26
Continuing education required for occupation                
Yes 1.31 1.01 0.93 1.39 0.97 0.55 1.12 1.11
No 1.28 1.05 0.46 0.87 0.97 0.44 0.96 1.07
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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