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Table 2. Percentage distribution of 2002 high school sophomores, by current marital status and selected school characteristics: 2006

Characteristic Single and never married Married or previously married1    
Total 94.8 5.2  
         
High school sector        
Public 94.4 5.6
Catholic 99.5 0.5 !
Other Private 97.4 2.6    
         
Locale        
Urban 95.3 4.7
Suburban 95.1 4.9
Rural 92.7 7.3
         
Geographic region        
Northeast 97.7 2.3
Midwest 95.9 4.1
South 92.6 7.4
West 94.1 5.9
         
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 30 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Previously married includes separated, divorced, or widowed.
NOTE: Totals are weighted by F2QWT and other estimates are weighted by F2BYWT. The flag variable G10COHRT was used to produce data that are based on 2002 high school sophomores interviewed in both 2002 and 2006. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS: 2002) Second Follow-up, 2006."


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