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Table 427. Percent of student home computer users using specific applications, by selected characteristics: 2003

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                          |       Number|         Number|   Percent|                      Percent of home computer users using specific applications\1\
Selected                  | of students,|    of students|     using|
characteristic            | in thousands|using computers|  computer|__________________________________________________________________________________________
of students               |             |    at home, in|   at home|     Games|  Internet|    School|    E-mail|      Word|   Graphics|Spreadsheets|  Personal
                          |             |      thousands|          |          |          |   assign-|          |   proces-|        and|         and|  finances
                          |             |               |          |          |          |     ments|          |      sing|     design|   databases|
__________________________|_____________|_______________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|____________|__________
1                         |            2|             3 |         4|         5|         6|         7|         8|         9|         10|          11|        12
__________________________|_____________|_______________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|____________|__________
     Total, all students .|74,911(340.2)|52,942  (307.6)|70.7(0.26)|76.2(0.28)|72.3(0.30)|75.9(0.29)|56.5(0.33)|55.1(0.33)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
                          |_____________|_______________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|____________|__________
Elementary/secondary .....|58,273(317.3)|39,364  (276.1)|67.6(0.30)|82.8(0.29)|66.0(0.37)|69.9(0.36)|46.2(0.39)|46.8(0.39)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
  Under age 5 ............| 4,590(103.2)| 2,291   (73.3)|49.9(1.14)|84.3(1.17)|29.2(1.46)|15.1(1.15)| 8.9(0.91)| 9.4(0.94)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
  Ages 5 to 9 ............|19,015(202.7)|11,887  (163.1)|62.5(0.54)|87.6(0.47)|45.9(0.70)|42.0(0.70)|18.8(0.55)|22.6(0.59)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
  Ages 10 to 14 ..........|20,788(210.9)|14,875  (181.1)|71.6(0.48)|85.3(0.45)|74.1(0.55)|85.1(0.45)|53.0(0.63)|56.5(0.63)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
  15 years old or over....|13,880(175.4)|10,311  (152.5)|74.3(0.57)|73.4(0.67)|85.8(0.53)|92.4(0.40)|76.3(0.64)|69.1(0.70)|43.1 (0.75)|21.1  (0.62)| 4.5(0.32)
    White, non-Hispanic ..| 8,500(139.1)| 7,186  (128.3)|84.5(0.60)|75.3(0.78)|90.2(0.54)|93.3(0.45)|81.5(0.71)|72.1(0.81)|46.3 (0.91)|22.1  (0.75)| 4.7(0.38)
    Black, non-Hispanic ..| 2,164 (73.0)| 1,073   (52.5)|49.6(1.76)|73.5(2.21)|73.6(2.20)|90.3(1.48)|60.7(2.44)|59.0(2.46)|38.9 (2.44)|15.9  (1.83)| 3.5(0.92)
    Hispanic .............| 2,298 (79.6)| 1,280   (60.8)|55.7(1.81)|68.2(2.27)|72.0(2.19)|87.8(1.60)|60.8(2.38)|59.9(2.39)|30.0 (2.24)|18.2  (1.88)| 6.1(1.17)
    Other ................|   918 (51.9)|   771   (47.7)|83.9(2.12)|64.5(3.01)|83.7(2.33)|94.3(1.46)|75.3(2.71)|69.9(2.89)|41.4 (3.10)|24.2  (2.70)| 2.2(0.93)
Undergraduate ............|13,370(172.4)|10,701  (155.2)|80.0(0.53)|60.5(0.73)|89.6(0.45)|92.8(0.39)|84.8(0.53)|77.1(0.63)|46.5 (0.74)|36.8  (0.72)|21.4(0.61)
  White, non-Hispanic ....| 8,964(142.7)| 7,551  (131.4)|84.2(0.59)|60.8(0.86)|91.1(0.51)|93.0(0.45)|86.5(0.61)|78.7(0.73)|48.9 (0.89)|37.8  (0.86)|21.1(0.72)
  Black, non-Hispanic ....| 1,766 (66.4)| 1,151   (54.3)|65.2(1.86)|62.1(2.34)|83.2(1.80)|91.1(1.37)|77.0(2.03)|72.4(2.16)|37.7 (2.34)|32.0  (2.25)|23.0(2.03)
  Hispanic ...............| 1,544 (66.4)| 1,102   (56.6)|71.4(2.01)|56.8(2.61)|86.7(1.79)|92.1(1.42)|80.5(2.09)|68.6(2.44)|38.8 (2.56)|33.4  (2.48)|19.8(2.10)
  Other ..................| 1,095 (56.5)|   898   (51.4)|82.0(2.03)|61.5(2.84)|89.5(1.79)|94.0(1.38)|86.3(2.01)|80.3(2.32)|47.3 (2.91)|39.4  (2.85)|23.7(2.48)
Graduate .................| 3,268 (84.9)| 2,876   (81.4)|88.0(0.98)|43.6(1.60)|93.7(0.79)|94.6(0.73)|91.7(0.89)|86.1(1.12)|52.2 (1.61)|56.2  (1.60)|45.4(1.61)
                          |             |               |          |          |          |          |          |          |           |            |
Males ....................|37,323(270.4)|26,168  (233.4)|70.1(0.36)|80.1(0.38)|71.2(0.43)|73.9(0.42)|53.0(0.47)|51.7(0.48)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
  Elementary/secondary ...|30,005(247.3)|20,050  (207.5)|66.8(0.42)|84.9(0.39)|65.3(0.52)|68.3(0.51)|43.1(0.54)|44.2(0.54)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
    Under age 5 ..........| 2,437 (75.5)| 1,222   (53.7)|50.2(1.56)|85.3(1.56)|30.3(2.02)|14.9(1.57)|10.7(1.36)| 9.1(1.26)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
    Ages 5 to 9 ..........| 9,703(148.2)| 6,060  (118.1)|62.5(0.76)|88.5(0.63)|44.6(0.98)|40.7(0.97)|16.6(0.74)|20.9(0.80)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
    Ages 10 to 14 ........|10,622(154.7)| 7,453  (130.6)|70.2(0.68)|87.5(0.59)|73.9(0.78)|83.3(0.66)|48.0(0.89)|53.0(0.89)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
    15 years old or over .| 7,243(128.8)| 5,313  (110.8)|73.4(0.80)|77.1(0.89)|84.8(0.76)|90.9(0.61)|73.8(0.93)|66.4(1.00)|43.3 (1.05)|21.0  (0.86)| 4.2(0.42)
  Undergraduate ..........| 5,902(116.6)| 4,859  (106.1)|82.3(0.76)|68.6(1.02)|89.7(0.67)|91.7(0.61)|84.0(0.81)|75.1(0.96)|50.2 (1.10)|37.6  (1.07)|22.3(0.92)
  Graduate ...............| 1,416 (57.7)| 1,259   (54.5)|88.9(1.29)|48.9(2.17)|93.8(1.04)|94.1(1.02)|91.6(1.21)|81.2(1.70)|53.0 (2.16)|58.3  (2.14)|46.9(2.16)
                          |             |               |          |          |          |          |          |          |           |            |
Females ..................|37,588(271.1)|26,774  (235.7)|71.2(0.36)|72.3(0.42)|73.4(0.42)|77.8(0.39)|59.8(0.46)|58.4(0.46)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
  Elementary/secondary ...|28,269(241.2)|19,315  (204.1)|68.3(0.43)|80.7(0.44)|66.8(0.52)|71.6(0.50)|49.4(0.55)|49.5(0.55)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
    Under age 5 ..........| 2,154 (71.1)| 1,069   (50.2)|49.6(1.66)|83.2(1.76)|28.0(2.11)|15.3(1.69)| 6.8(1.18)| 9.8(1.40)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
    Ages 5 to 9 ..........| 9,312(145.3)| 5,827  (115.9)|62.6(0.77)|86.7(0.69)|47.1(1.01)|43.3(1.00)|21.0(0.82)|24.4(0.87)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
    Ages 10 to 14 ........|10,166(151.5)| 7,422  (130.3)|73.0(0.68)|83.1(0.67)|74.4(0.78)|86.8(0.60)|57.9(0.88)|60.0(0.88)| ---   (†) | ---    (†) | ---  (†)
    15 years old or over .| 6,637(123.4)| 4,997  (107.5)|75.3(0.81)|69.6(1.00)|86.7(0.74)|94.0(0.52)|78.9(0.89)|71.8(0.98)|42.9 (1.08)|21.3  (0.89)| 4.9(0.47)
  Undergraduate ..........| 7,468(130.7)| 5,842  (116.0)|78.2(0.74)|53.9(1.00)|89.6(0.62)|93.7(0.49)|85.5(0.71)|78.8(0.82)|43.4 (1.00)|36.2  (0.97)|20.6(0.81)
  Graduate ...............| 1,852 (65.9)| 1,617   (61.7)|87.3(1.19)|39.5(1.87)|93.5(0.94)|95.1(0.83)|91.8(1.05)|90.0(1.15)|51.5 (1.91)|54.5  (1.91)|44.3(1.90)
__________________________|_____________|_______________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|____________|__________

---Not available.
†Not applicable.
\1\Individuals may be counted in more than one computer activity.

NOTE: Standard errors appear in parentheses. Estimates as of October 1. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, October 2003, unpublished data. (This table was prepared May 2005.)