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Dropout Rates in the United States: 2004

NCES 2007-024
November 2006

Table B-1. Standard errors for table 1: Event dropout rates and number and distribution of 15- through 24-year-olds who dropped out of grades 10–12, by selected background characteristics: October 2004
 
Characteristic Event
dropout
rate
Number of
event
dropouts
(thousands)
Population
enrolled
(thousands)
Percent
of all
dropouts
Percent of
population
enrolled
  Total0.3031128
Sex
Male0.4423913.300.72
Female0.4121903.300.72
Race/ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic0.34221023.310.69
Black, non-Hispanic0.9414512.670.53
Hispanic1.2019583.380.58
Asian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic0.834280.720.30
More than one race2.295191.030.22
Family income
Low income1.2416482.970.47
Middle income0.3924983.290.71
High income0.4113662.420.66
Age
15–160.5116652.920.66
170.4215322.750.68
180.5615412.760.62
191.4011362.140.37
20–243.8111252.500.24
Region
Northeast0.5812542.300.54
Midwest0.4912602.330.59
South0.6021803.450.72
West0.7718653.220.64
† Not applicable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2004.