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Table SA8. Standard errors for table A8: Average number of formal work-related courses taken by adults in the past 12 months and percentage distribution of the number of such courses, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
Characteristic   Percentage distribution of the number of courses taken
Average
number
of courses
taken
0 course 1 course 2 courses 3–4
courses
5 or more courses
Total 0.01 0.51 0.49 0.29 0.23 0.17
Sex            
Male 0.02 0.90 0.82 0.38 0.28 0.27
Female 0.02 0.65 0.60 0.41 0.35 0.19
Race/ethnicity            
White 0.02 0.63 0.57 0.34 0.29 0.19
Black 0.04 1.57 1.41 0.88 0.78 0.45
Hispanic 0.04 1.74 1.41 0.87 0.53 0.65
Other 0.06 2.48 2.18 1.10 0.80 0.47
Age as of 2002            
16–24 years 0.04 1.92 1.84 0.70 0.43 0.68
25–34 years 0.04 1.58 1.36 0.87 0.78 0.30
35–44 years 0.03 1.34 1.18 0.86 0.66 0.36
45–54 years 0.04 1.42 1.13 0.70 0.55 0.52
55–64 years 0.03 1.14 0.78 0.54 0.53 0.25
65 years or older 0.01 0.42 0.39 0.20 0.15 0.11
Highest level of education attainment            
High school diploma or less 0.01 0.70 0.63 0.25 0.28 0.13
Some college but no degree 0.03 1.49 1.24 0.65 0.61 0.45
Vocational/associateís degree 0.04 1.56 1.40 1.06 0.87 0.53
Bachelorís degree 0.04 1.28 1.15 0.81 0.71 0.47
Graduate or professional degree 0.06 1.58 1.10 1.13 1.02 0.79
Employment status in the past 12 months            
Full-time 0.03 0.85 0.81 0.50 0.44 0.31
Part-time 0.03 1.54 1.34 0.77 0.51 0.26
Not employed 0.01 0.48 0.43 0.13 0.12
Months employed in the past 12 months            
12 months 0.02 0.79 0.82 0.46 0.41 0.29
1–11 months 0.03 1.31 1.22 0.62 0.48 0.25
Not in the labor force 0.01 0.48 0.43 0.13 0.12
Occupation            
Professional/managerial 0.04 1.29 1.10 0.89 0.77 0.48
Sales/service/clerical 0.03 1.00 0.89 0.50 0.53 0.35
Trade and labor 0.03 1.37 1.32 0.54 0.55 0.27
Size of employer            
Fewer than 25 employees 0.03 1.10 0.99 0.66 0.51 0.23
25–99 employees 0.05 2.04 1.45 1.02 0.68 0.84
100–499 employees 0.04 1.85 1.65 1.13 0.69 0.50
500 or more employees 0.03 1.04 1.05 0.64 0.51 0.37
Continuing education required for occupation            
Yes 0.04 1.23 0.96 0.61 0.68 0.47
No 0.01 0.58 0.60 0.32 0.22 0.16
† Not applicable.
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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