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Table 427. -  Percent of student home computer users using specific applications, by selected characteristics: October 1997
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                         |  Number    |         Percent of computer users using specific applications\1\
                         |of students |___________________________________________________________________________________________
        Selected         |  using     |       |            |     |       |Home      |     |     |      |       |       |
     characteristics     |computers   | Home  |School      |Games| Job-  |connection|Word |Data |Graphi|Desktop|Spread-|Internet
       of students       |at home, in | book- |assign-     |     |related|to school |proce|bases|      | pub-  |sheets |
                         | thousands  |keeping| ments      |     |       |or work   |sing |     |      |lishing|       |
_________________________|____________|_______|____________|_____|_______|__________|_____|_____|______|_______|_______|__________
            1            |   2        |   3   |   4        |  5  |   6   |  7       |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11   |  12   | 13
_________________________|____________|_______|____________|_____|_______|__________|_____|_____|______|_______|_______|__________
Total, all students .....|32,459 (310)|   --- |  65.9 (0.4)|78.0 |   --- | 7.4 (0.2)|52.5 | --- | 21.4 |   --- |   --- |36.3 (0.4)
  Preprimary ............| 2,493  (83)|   --- |   5.2 (0.7)|89.5 |   --- | 0.4 (0.2)| 4.6 | 0.0 | 10.8 |   --- |   --- | 4.4 (0.7)
  1st to 8th grade ......|14,056 (205)|   --- |  58.3 (0.7)|93.0 |   --- | 1.3 (0.2)|36.1 | 0.0 | 19.2 |   --- |   --- |25.1 (0.6)
    White, non-Hispanic .|11,340 (182)|   --- |  55.6 (0.8)|89.1 |   --- | 1.2 (0.2)|35.7 | 0.0 | 19.5 |   --- |   --- |26.4 (0.7)
    Black, non-Hispanic .| 1,078  (50)|   --- |  49.8 (2.3)|84.1 |   --- | 1.0 (0.5)|23.6 | 0.0 |  9.5 |   --- |   --- |16.0 (1.7)
    Hispanic ............|   863  (37)|   --- |  51.0 (2.1)|77.5 |   --- | 2.0 (0.6)|28.2 | 0.0 | 14.3 |   --- |   --- |19.4 (1.7)
  9th to 12th grade .....| 7,699 (139)|   2.9 |  84.8 (0.6)|76.0 |   5.2 | 3.1 (0.3)|65.9 | 6.1 | 22.3 |   7.0 |   6.5 |42.2 (0.9)
    White, non-Hispanic .| 6,265 (125)|   2.8 |  80.4 (0.8)|72.5 |   4.2 | 3.1 (0.3)|64.3 | 6.0 | 22.2 |   7.1 |   6.3 |43.6 (1.0)
    Black, non-Hispanic .|   534  (38)|   1.7 |  74.3 (3.1)|69.7 |   9.9 | 1.4 (0.8)|47.2 | 2.4 | 15.3 |   4.0 |   2.2 |27.6 (3.2)
    Hispanic ............|   458  (37)|   3.1 |  73.0 (3.6)|64.2 |   4.4 | 2.2 (1.2)|55.2 | 4.1 | 13.4 |   3.9 |   4.5 |37.3 (3.9)
  Undergraduate .........| 6,179 (124)|  22.5 |  82.0 (0.8)|54.3 |  17.8 |20.3 (0.8)|79.7 | 0.0 | 25.4 |  14.3 |  24.6 |57.9 (1.0)
  Graduate ..............| 2,032  (70)|  38.1 |  73.4 (1.5)|44.3 |  43.4 |32.0 (1.6)|88.0 | 0.0 | 32.9 |  25.5 |  36.6 |65.9 (1.6)
                         |            |       |            |     |       |          |     |     |      |       |       |
Males ...................|16,213 (208)|   7.2 |  62.5 (0.6)|79.9 |   7.2 | 7.7 (0.3)|47.0 | 0.0 | 20.3 |   5.4 |   8.9 |37.3 (0.6)
  Preprimary ............| 1,308  (60)|   --- |   5.5 (1.0)|90.3 |   --- | 0.8 (0.4)| 3.8 | 0.0 | 11.2 |   --- |   --- | 5.9 (1.1)
  1st to 8th grade ......| 7,257 (144)|   --- |  54.8 (1.0)|89.8 |   --- | 1.4 (0.2)|31.3 | 0.0 | 16.3 |   --- |   --- |25.0 (0.8)
  9th to 12th grade .....| 3,971  (98)|   3.0 |  78.6 (1.0)|78.8 |   5.5 | 3.4 (0.4)|58.9 | 0.0 | 21.9 |   6.6 |   6.7 |44.5 (1.2)
  Undergraduate .........| 2,841  (83)|  23.5 |  82.7 (1.1)|59.8 |  18.8 |23.7 (1.2)|78.8 | 0.0 | 28.6 |  13.8 |  28.4 |63.6 (1.4)
  Graduate ..............|   834  (45)|  44.2 |  73.7 (2.3)|50.4 |  48.1 |39.0 (2.6)|85.9 | 0.0 | 34.5 |  26.0 |  43.0 |68.8 (2.5)
                         |            |       |            |     |       |          |     |     |      |       |       |
Females .................|16,246 (208)|   7.5 |  64.3 (0.6)|70.2 |   7.4 | 6.6 (0.3)|54.1 | 0.0 | 20.8 |   6.4 |   8.0 |35.4 (0.6)
  Preprimary ............| 1,185  (57)|   --- |   4.9 (1.0)|88.6 |   --- | 0.0  0.0 | 5.3 | 0.0 | 10.4 |   --- |   --- | 2.7 (0.8)
  1st to 8th grade ......| 6,799 (139)|   --- |  55.4 (1.0)|85.9 |   --- | 1.1 (0.2)|37.0 | 0.0 | 20.0 |   --- |   --- |25.1 (0.9)
  9th to 12th grade .....| 3,728  (95)|   2.5 |  81.3 (1.0)|64.0 |   4.1 | 2.5 (0.4)|65.5 | 0.0 | 20.0 |   6.5 |   5.5 |39.7 (1.2)
  Undergraduate .........| 3,337  (90)|  21.6 |  81.5 (1.0)|49.5 |  17.0 |17.4 (1.0)|80.6 | 0.0 | 22.7 |  14.7 |  21.3 |53.1 (1.3)
  Graduate ..............| 1,197  (54)|  33.9 |  73.2 (2.0)|40.0 |  40.2 |27.0 (2.0)|89.4 | 0.0 | 31.8 |  25.2 |  32.2 |63.8 (2.1)
_________________________|____________|_______|____________|_____|_______|__________|_____|_____|______|_______|_______|__________

\1\Individuals may be counted in more than one computer activity.
---Data not available or not applicable.

NOTE.--Data are based on a sample survey of households and are subject to sampling and nonsampling error. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October 1997, unpublished data. (This table was prepared October 1998.)


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