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 5671.0%
2 I got pregnant/I got someone pregnant 4270.8%
3 I got in trouble or expelled for selling drugs 180.0%
4 I got in trouble or expelled for using drugs 180.0%
5 I got in trouble or expelled for some other reason 1840.3%
6 I often got into trouble 1510.3%
7 I had to get a job (or work more hours) 4530.8%
8 I was getting bad grades 1580.3%
9 I wasn't learning anything 930.2%
10 I got married (or moved in with my boy/girlfriend) 1060.2%
11 I moved here from another country/didn't enroll 1130.2%
12 I was treated badly at school 880.2%
13 I became ill (or injured) 490.1%
14 I went to jail/prison 340.1%
15 I had responsibilities at home/personal problems 3190.6%
16 Other reason 310.1%
43 Parents/guardian/partner wouldn't allow me to 50.0%
45 Too stressful/couldn't adjust 40.0%
46 Learning disabled 40.0%
49 Afraid of gangs/fear of violence/crime 50.0%
50 Moved away/didn't re-enroll 180.0%
51 Skipping school/excessive absenteeism 50.0%
52 Too expensive/couldn't afford 160.0%
54 No transportation/school too far away 40.0%
56 Grade,credit discrepancies/lacked credits/document 150.0%
57 Involved with too many activities to go to school 40.0%
58 All the schooling/preferred that was available 30.0%
59 Wasn't requird/didn't have to go/not needed/custom 90.0%
60 Against my religion/beliefs 40.0%
63 I was stupid/foolish/lazy 40.0%
65 Joined military 30.0%
66 Too old 30.0%
67 Wanted to work/do apprenticeship instead 80.0%
69 Just quit; reason unspecified 20.0%
71 Didn't pass/take end of grade/school test 190.0%
601 Home schooled 90.0%
606 Received GED 10.0%
607 Pursuing GED/proficiency exam/re-enrolling 40.0%
650 Received high school diploma 50.0%
778 I am still in school 10.0%
Missing Data
994 DON'T KNOW 70.0%
997 REFUSED 40.0%
998 BLANK (NO ANSWER) 690.1%
999 LEGITIMATE SKIP 52,55894.5%
Total 55,602 100%

Based upon 2,964 valid cases out of 55,602 total cases.

Location: 5861-5863 (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, 2004.

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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.