National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

LFSCHWH2: WHY YOU LEFT SCHOOL

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 6021.1%
2 I got pregnant/I got someone pregnant 4160.8%
3 I got in trouble or expelled for selling drugs 230.0%
4 I got in trouble or expelled for using drugs 210.0%
5 I got in trouble or expelled for some other reason 1880.3%
6 I often got into trouble 1980.4%
7 I had to get a job (or work more hours) 4840.9%
8 I was getting bad grades 1650.3%
9 I wasn't learning anything 1150.2%
10 I got married (or moved in with my boy/girlfriend) 1000.2%
11 I moved here from another country/didn't enroll 1110.2%
12 I was treated badly at school 1050.2%
13 I became ill (or injured) 440.1%
14 I went to jail/prison 270.0%
15 I had responsibilities at home/personal problems 3060.6%
16 Other reason 270.0%
41 Family member became ill/sick/died 40.0%
42 I wasn't admitted/couldn't attend school of choice 40.0%
43 Parents/guardian/partner wouldn't allow me to 30.0%
44 Ran away from/put out of/placed out of home 50.0%
48 Attended school in another country; degree unspdfd 40.0%
49 Afraid of gangs/fear of violence/crime 30.0%
50 Moved away/didn't re-enroll 170.0%
51 Skipping school/excessive absenteeism 80.0%
52 Too expensive/couldn't afford 100.0%
54 No transportation/school too far away 30.0%
56 Grade,credit discrepancies/lacked credits/document 280.1%
58 All the schooling/preferred that was available 60.0%
59 Wasn't requird/didn't have to go/not needed/custom 150.0%
60 Against my religion/beliefs 140.0%
63 I was stupid/foolish/lazy 30.0%
66 Too old 40.0%
67 Wanted to work/do apprenticeship instead 110.0%
69 Just quit; reason unspecified 90.0%
71 Didn't pass/take end of grade/school test 60.0%
72 Went to group home/foster home/special home 40.0%
601 Home schooled 70.0%
603 Graduated/finished high school in another country 40.0%
605 Completed HS/certificate, general 70.0%
607 Pursuing GED/proficiency exam/re-enrolling 30.0%
Missing Data
994 DON'T KNOW 40.0%
997 REFUSED 50.0%
998 BLANK (NO ANSWER) 740.1%
999 LEGITIMATE SKIP 52,03394.2%
Total 55,230 100%

Based upon 3,114 valid cases out of 55,230 total cases.

Location: 5278-5280 (width: 3; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

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

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2003.

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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.