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Dropout Rates in the United States: 2004

NCES 2007-024
November 2006

Table B-5. Standard errors for table 6: Status dropout rates and number and distribution of dropouts of 16- through 24-year-olds, by selected background characteristics: October 2004
 
Characteristic Status
dropout
rate
Number
of status
dropouts
(thousands)
Percent
of all
dropouts
Percent
of
population
  Total0.2385
Sex
Male0.34631.180.38
Female0.31561.180.38
Race/ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic0.24551.170.37
Black, non-Hispanic0.70360.920.28
Hispanic0.89561.320.33
Asian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic0.72110.310.17
More than one race1.4790.260.11
Age
160.42190.490.25
170.51210.550.24
180.73280.730.23
190.74290.760.24
20–240.34691.110.38
Recency of immigration
Born outside the 50 states and District of Columbia
  Hispanic1.61401.170.22
  Non-Hispanic0.81160.430.17
First generation
  Hispanic1.27270.750.20
  Non-Hispanic0.51110.280.18
Second generation or more
  Hispanic1.39230.650.18
  Non-Hispanic0.24641.180.34
Region
Northeast0.47330.830.28
Midwest0.42350.880.31
South0.44561.240.39
West0.56461.130.34
NOTE: Standard errors for population estimates in table 6 cannot be calculated.

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