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Table A11. Average number of hours participants spend per course in formal work-related learning courses, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
Characteristic  Percentage distribution of the number of per course hours
Average
number
of hours
spent per
course
1–4
hours
5–8
hours
9–20
hours
21–40
hours
41 or
more
hours
  Total21.215.923.128.621.111.3
Sex
Male23.013.021.827.824.912.5
Female19.718.624.329.317.610.3
Race/ethnicity1
White20.516.123.229.520.610.6
Black23.214.223.425.424.013.1
Hispanic24.617.120.424.624.113.9
Other22.614.625.828.616.714.3
Age as of 2002
16–24 years26.816.721.422.920.818.1
25–34 years21.417.422.229.319.411.7
35–44 years20.915.024.127.823.110.1
45–54 years20.815.322.529.421.511.4
55–64 years18.814.125.132.020.28.6
65 years or older16.622.224.531.316.25.8
Highest level of education attainment
High school diploma or less21.321.223.625.118.511.6
Some college but no degree21.616.524.726.219.612.9
Vocational/associateís degree20.818.122.628.721.29.4
Bachelorís degree21.612.522.331.322.711.1
Graduate or professional degree20.611.621.932.223.910.5
Employment status in the past
12 months
Full-time20.814.823.429.022.310.5
Part-time20.720.625.330.012.611.5
Not employed26.715.717.327.720.918.4
Months employed in the past
12 months
12 months20.915.023.429.221.910.5
1–11 months20.919.123.726.618.212.4
Not in the labor force26.715.717.327.720.918.4
Occupation2
Professional/managerial20.113.121.732.822.210.1
Sales/service/clerical21.916.725.326.419.711.9
Trade and labor20.722.723.621.921.310.5
Size of employer2
Fewer than 25 employees20.516.525.129.917.611.0
25–99 employees19.213.627.627.323.38.3
100–499 employees20.919.622.725.820.011.9
500 or more employees21.415.222.229.322.211.1
Continuing education required for
occupation
Yes21.514.022.729.821.711.7
No21.017.323.327.720.611.1
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 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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