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Table 3. Percentage distribution of 2002 high school sophomores, by current parental status and selected student and family characteristics: 2006

Characteristic Have not had biological children Have had biological children  
Total 89.6 10.4
       
Sex      
Female 85.6 14.4
Male 93.6 6.4
       
Race/ethnicity1      
White, non-Hispanic 92.9 7.1
Black, non-Hispanic 81.6 18.4
Hispanic 83.9 16.1
Asian, non-Hispanic 96.4 3.6  
All other races, non-Hispanic 86.3 13.7  
       
Family income in 2001      
$0-20,000 80.3 19.7
$20,001-50,000 87.4 12.6
$50,001-100,000 92.9 7.1
$100,001 or more 96.7 3.3
       
Parental education2      
High school or less 83.4 16.6
Some college 88.8 11.2
Bachelor's degree 94.5 5.5
Graduate/professional degree 95.3 4.7
       
Native language3      
English 90.0 10.0
Non-English 87.8 12.2
       
1 Black, non-Hispanic includes African American. Hispanic includes Latino. All other races, non-Hispanic includes American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Two or more races.
2 Parental education is the highest level of education attained by either the student’s mother or father (including guardians); or, if data are available for only one parent or guardian, the educational attainment of that parent (or guardian).
3 The first language the student learned to speak.
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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