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Table 4. Percentage distribution of 2002 high school sophomores, by current parental status and selected high school characteristics: 2006

Characteristic Have not had biological children Have had biological children    
Total 89.6 10.4
High school sector        
Public 88.8 11.2
Catholic 98.1 1.9  
Other Private 96.7 3.3    
Urban 87.7 12.3
Suburban 90.4 9.6
Rural 89.7 10.3
Geographic region        
Northeast 93.8 6.2
Midwest 89.5 10.5
South 86.8 13.2
West 89.7 10.3
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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