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Digest of Education Statistics: 2004
Digest of Education Statistics: 2004

NCES 2006-005
October 2005


Table 49. Percentage distribution of first-time kindergartners, by number of children's books in the home, and number of times each week family members read books to them, by selected characteristics: Fall 1998

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                               |      |Percen-|Percentage distribution of first-time  |  Percentage distribution of first-
                               |Total |  tage |     kindergartners, by number of      |   time kindergartners, by number
                               |  (in |distri-|  children's books in child's home     |    of times each week family
Characteristic                 |thou- |bution |_______________________________________|    members read books to child
                               |sands)|    of |         |         |         |         |___________________________________
                               |      | total |Less than|    26-50|   51-100|   101 or|        |        |        |   Every
                               |      |       |       26|         |         |     more|    None|     1-2|     3-6|     day
_______________________________|______|_______|_________|_________|_________|_________|________|________|________|________
1                              |     2|      3|        4|        5|        6|        7|       8|       9|      10|     11
_______________________________|______|_______|_________|_________|_________|_________|________|________|________|________
   Total ......................| 3,678|  100.0| 26 (1.0)| 28 (0.5)| 29 (0.6)| 17 (0.6)|  1(0.1)| 19(0.6)| 35(0.5)| 45(0.6)
                               |______|_______|_________|_________|_________|_________|________|________|________|________
Sex                            |      |       |         |         |         |         |        |        |        |
  Male ........................| 1,868|   50.8| 27 (1.1)| 28 (0.6)| 28 (0.6)| 16 (0.7)|  1(0.2)| 21(0.8)| 35(0.6)| 43(0.8)
  Female ......................| 1,811|   49.2| 25 (1.0)| 28 (0.6)| 29 (0.8)| 17 (0.7)|  1(0.1)| 17(0.6)| 35(0.6)| 47(0.7)
                               |      |       |         |         |         |         |        |        |        |
Race/ethnicity                 |      |       |         |         |         |         |        |        |        |
  White, non-Hispanic .........| 2,118|   57.6|  9 (0.4)| 28 (0.6)| 38 (0.6)| 25 (0.8)|  1(0.1)| 13(0.5)| 37(0.5)| 49(0.7)
  Black, non-Hispanic .........|   570|   15.5| 50 (1.8)| 31 (1.2)| 15 (1.0)|  4 (0.4)|  2(0.4)| 31(1.2)| 33(1.3)| 35(1.2)
  Asian .......................|   108|    2.9| 46 (2.7)| 26 (1.6)| 20 (1.9)|  8 (1.2)|  1(0.3)| 23(1.9)| 29(1.8)| 47(2.4)
  Hispanic ....................|   704|   19.1| 52 (1.5)| 27 (0.9)| 16 (0.8)|  6 (0.5)|  3(0.3)| 27(1.0)| 31(0.9)| 39(0.9)
  Hawaii Native/               |      |       |         |         |         |         |        |        |        |
     Pacific Islander .........|    21|    0.6| 34 (3.1)| 41 (3.8)| 16 (2.3)|  9 (3.1)|  #  ()| 19(2.5)| 35(3.0)| 45(2.9)
  American Indian/             |      |       |         |         |         |         |        |        |        |
     Alaska Native ............|    64|    1.7| 51 (7.8)| 22 (2.4)| 16 (3.0)| 11 (3.3)|  3(0.6)| 33(3.0)| 25(2.7)| 40(2.1)
  Other .......................|    88|    2.4| 20 (2.4)| 36 (3.0)| 28 (2.4)| 16 (1.7)|  #  ()| 15(1.8)| 42(2.9)| 43(2.7)
                               |      |       |         |         |         |         |        |        |        |
Mother's highest level of      |      |       |         |         |         |         |        |        |        |
   of education\1\             |      |       |         |         |         |         |        |        |        |
  Less than high school .......|   519|   14.1| 62 (1.7)| 24 (1.2)| 10 (0.8)|  4 (0.5)|  4(0.5)| 34(1.1)| 27(1.1)| 36(1.1)
  High school or equivalent ...| 1,116|   30.3| 31 (1.4)| 32 (0.9)| 26 (0.9)| 11 (0.5)|  1(0.2)| 24(0.9)| 36(0.8)| 39(0.7)
  Some college, including      |      |       |         |         |         |         |        |        |        |
     vocational ...............| 1,153|   31.3| 17 (0.9)| 31 (0.7)| 33 (0.8)| 19 (0.8)|  #  ()| 15(0.7)| 40(0.8)| 45(0.8)
  Bachelor's degree or higher .|   798|   21.7|  7 (0.6)| 22 (1.0)| 40 (0.9)| 31 (1.0)|  #  ()|  7(0.6)| 34(0.9)| 59(1.0)
_______________________________|______|_______|_________|_________|_________|_________|________|________|________|________

†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
\1\Excludes children with no mother present in household.

NOTE: Standard errors appear in parentheses. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), fall 1998, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared October 2002.)