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Table 7. Percentage distribution of 2002 high school sophomores, by millitary service since leaving high school and selected student, family and high school characteristics: 2006

Characteristic Military service     No military service  
Total 3.0   97.0
Female 1.0   99.0
Male 5.0   95.0
White, non-Hispanic 3.0   97.0
Black, non-Hispanic 2.5   97.5
Hispanic 2.9   97.1
Asian, non-Hispanic 1.1 !   98.9  
All other races, non-Hispanic 5.2     94.8
Family income in 2001          
$0-20,000 2.7   97.3
$20,001-50,000 3.0   97.0
$50,001-100,000 3.2   96.8
$100,001 or more 2.3   97.7  
Parental education2          
High school or less 2.8   97.2
Some college 3.5   96.5
Bachelor's degree 2.9   97.1
Graduate/professional degree 2.3   97.7
Native language3          
English 3.1   96.9
Non-English 2.6   97.4
High school sector          
Public 3.1   96.9
Catholic 1.6   98.4  
Other Private 1.8     98.2  
! 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 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. 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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