National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

LFSCHWH2: WHY YOU LEFT SCHOOL

(QD24) Please look at this card and tell me which one of these reasons best describes why you left school before receiving a high school diploma. Just give me the number.

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 School was boring or I didn't want to be there 4660.8%
2 I got pregnant 3140.6%
3 I got in trouble or expelled for selling drugs 60.0%
4 I got in trouble or expelled for using drugs 200.0%
5 I got in trouble or expelled for some other reason 1590.3%
6 I often got into trouble 1280.2%
7 I had to get a job (or work more hours) 4470.8%
8 I was getting bad grades 1140.2%
9 I wasn't learning anything 810.1%
10 I got married (or moved in with my boy/girlfriend) 1280.2%
11 I moved here from another country/didn't enroll 1170.2%
12 I was treated badly at school 1020.2%
13 I became ill (or injured) 460.1%
14 I went to jail/prison 190.0%
15 I had responsibilities at home/personal problems 2350.4%
16 Other reason 310.1%
41 Family member became ill/sick/died 80.0%
43 Parents/guardian/partner wouldn't allow me to 50.0%
46 Learning disabled 80.0%
49 Afraid of gangs/fear of violence/crime 50.0%
50 Moved away/didn't re-enroll 190.0%
51 Skipping school/excessive absenteeism 60.0%
52 Too expensive/couldn't afford 110.0%
54 No transportation/school too far away 50.0%
56 Grade,credit discrepancies/lacked credits/document 140.0%
58 All the schooling/preferred that was available 50.0%
59 Wasn't required/didn't have to go/not needed/custo 170.0%
63 I was stupid/foolish/lazy 30.0%
66 Too old 30.0%
67 Got job/apprenticeship, necessity unspecified 40.0%
69 Just quit; reason unspecified 80.0%
71 Didn't pass/take end of grade/school test 90.0%
601 Home schooled 200.0%
602 Went to technical school/community college 40.0%
603 Graduated/finished high school in another country 30.0%
605 Completed HS/certificate, general 40.0%
606 Received GED 50.0%
607 Pursuing GED/proficiency exam/re-enrolling 90.0%
778 I am still in school 40.0%
Missing Data
985 BAD DATA Logically assigned 30.0%
994 DON'T KNOW 70.0%
997 REFUSED 130.0%
998 BLANK (NO ANSWER) 1170.2%
999 LEGITIMATE SKIP 52,82995.1%
Total 55,561 100%

Based upon 2,592 valid cases out of 55,561 total cases.

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 20.69
  • median: 7.00
  • mode: 1.00
  • minimum: 1
  • maximum: 778
  • standard deviation: 83.94

Location: 4504-4506 (width: 3; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: 985 , 994 , 997 , 998 , 999

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2001.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.