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Table A9. Average number of formal work-related courses taken by participants 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
1 course 2 courses 3-4
courses
5 or more
courses
  Total2.053.523.017.16.3
Sex
Male1.957.621.914.85.7
Female2.049.824.019.26.9
Race/ethnicity1
White2.052.623.317.76.4
Black2.052.322.518.07.2
Hispanic1.857.522.914.25.4
Other1.862.620.711.84.9
Age as of 2002
16–24 years1.574.214.66.94.4
25–34 years1.853.524.417.54.6
35–44 years2.050.823.819.95.5
45–54 years2.248.024.817.89.4
55–64 years2.150.023.520.06.5
65 years or older1.861.420.810.87.0
Highest level of education attainment
High school diploma or less1.668.715.713.12.5
Some college but no degree1.955.922.615.36.3
Vocational/associateís degree2.145.426.320.38.0
Bachelorís degree2.050.525.117.47.0
Graduate or professional degree2.339.328.722.39.6
Employment status in the past
12 months
Full-time2.149.424.019.17.5
Part-time1.761.222.412.93.5
Not employed1.476.912.99.60.7
Months employed in the past
12 months
12 months2.050.323.918.57.2
1–11 months1.858.422.814.24.7
Not in the labor force1.476.912.99.60.7
Occupation2
Professional/managerial2.242.428.021.08.6
Sales/service/clerical1.858.220.815.35.7
Trade and labor1.765.817.913.13.3
Size of employer2
Fewer than 25 employees1.856.623.914.45.1
25–99 employees1.954.326.212.47.1
100–499 employees2.052.226.315.16.3
500 or more employees2.149.922.320.57.3
Continuing education required
for occupation
Yes2.244.424.422.68.6
No1.860.222.013.14.6
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: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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