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Table A10. Average number of hours participants spent in formal work-related courses in the past 12 months and percentage distribution of the number of hours, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
Characteristic   Percentage distribution of the number of hours
Average
number
of hours
spent in
courses
1–4
hours
5–8
hours
9–20
hours
21–40
hours
41 or
more
hours
  Total36.711.015.623.523.925.9
Sex
Male38.19.715.920.626.427.4
Female35.412.215.426.221.724.5
Race/ethnicity1
White35.311.015.324.324.225.2
Black43.79.417.618.824.629.7
Hispanic40.313.712.622.523.128.1
Other37.010.821.224.120.423.5
Age as of 2002
16–24 years36.814.418.919.818.528.4
25–34 years36.611.416.425.323.223.8
35–44 years37.610.314.423.926.125.3
45–54 years37.810.313.922.224.329.2
55–64 years35.48.817.323.925.724.3
65 years or older26.116.517.329.320.316.7
Highest level of education attainment
High school diploma or less30.117.118.423.920.620.0
Some college but no degree39.112.219.420.621.026.9
Vocational/associateís degree40.311.013.424.326.524.8
Bachelorís degree37.97.713.825.427.325.8
Graduate or professional degree39.36.211.623.425.833.0
Employment status in the past 12 months
Full-time37.89.715.122.925.426.9
Part-time30.715.120.424.320.419.8
Not employed35.913.614.726.319.126.3
Months employed in the past 12 months
12 months37.510.015.423.025.026.6
1–11 months34.114.116.724.521.623.2
Not in the labor force35.913.614.726.319.126.3
Occupation2
Professional/managerial37.66.912.724.627.028.8
Sales/service/clerical37.212.518.223.222.024.1
Trade and labor32.719.118.019.821.721.3
Size of employer2
Fewer than 25 employees32.510.416.530.419.822.8
25–99 employees32.49.017.626.925.820.6
100–499 employees35.914.615.520.424.325.3
500 or more employees39.510.415.120.925.428.2
Continuing education required for occupation
Yes39.78.212.225.024.729.9
No34.513.118.222.523.422.9
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 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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