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Status Dropout Rates
In 1999, status dropout rates in the Northeast (8.7 percent) and Midwest (8.3 percent) were significantly lower than dropout rates in the South (12.7 percent) and West (13.8 percent) (table 3). There were no statistically significant differences found between status dropout rates of the Midwest and Northeast, or between the status dropout rates of the South and West.

Moreover, while young adults living in the Midwest made up roughly 23.8 percent of the young adult population of the United States, 17.7 percent of all dropouts resided in this region. Young adult dropouts living in the Northeast also represented a smaller proportion of dropouts (13.9 percent) in comparison with the proportion of all young adults living in this region (17.9 percent). Status dropout rates for 16- through 24-year-olds were also disproportionate to the population in the other two regions of the country, but in the opposite way. While young adults in the West made up 23.5 percent of the total population, 28.9 percent of all dropouts lived in this region. The South also had a disproportionately large percentage of dropouts in their young adult population, as the region comprised 34.8 percent of all 16- through 24-year-olds, and 39.6 percent of all dropouts in 1999.

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