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Table 6. Percentage of 2002 high school sophomores performing unpaid volunteer or community service at any time during 2004 to 2006 and the percentage distribution among those students, by frequency of service and selected student, family, and high school characteristics: 2006

      Frequency
Characteristic Percent performing
unpaid or community
service
  At least
once a week
  At least
once a month,
but not weekly
  Less than
once a month
 
Total 41.1 25.9 35.6   38.5  
                 
Sex                
Female 44.8 25.2 37.5   37.3  
Male 38.0 25.6 33.7   40.7  
                 
Race/ethnicity1                
White, non-Hispanic 44.3 22.5 34.8   42.7  
Black, non-Hispanic 40.1 30.0 42.1   27.8  
Hispanic 31.0 32.8 36.0   31.2  
Asian, non-Hispanic 47.7   30.6   31.3   38.1  
All other races, non-Hispanic 39.4   26.9 35.9   37.2  
                 
Family income in 2001     29.4   40.6   30.0  
$0-20,000 29.8 28.6 34.5   36.9  
$20,001-50,000 36.4 23.7 35.5   40.8  
$50,001-100,000 45.4 23.6 35.1   41.3  
$100,001 or more 55.5            
                 
Parental education2                
High school or less 30.4 27.8 35.7   36.5  
Some college 38.4 25.2 35.8   39.0  
Bachelor's degree 49.1 25.1 35.0   39.9  
Graduate/professional degree 56.3 23.7 36.8   39.6  
                 
Native language3                
English 42.6 24.3 35.9   39.8  
Non-English 34.5 32.8 35.1   32.1  
                 
High school sector                
Public 39.8 26.2 35.4   38.4  
Catholic 51.4 21.1   37.6   41.4  
Other Private 59.5   27.4   36.9   35.7  
                 
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 Parent's or guardian's education is the highest level of education attained by either the student’s mother, father, or guardian; if data is available for only one parent or guardian, the educational attainment of that parent or guardian is used.
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. Totals may not fall within the range of categorical values due to differential item nonresponse. 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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