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 5461.0%
2 I got pregnant/I got someone pregnant 3920.7%
3 I got in trouble or expelled for selling drugs 210.0%
4 I got in trouble or expelled for using drugs 200.0%
5 I got in trouble or expelled some other reason 1870.3%
6 I often got into trouble 1910.3%
7 I had to get a job (or work more hours) 4350.8%
8 I was getting bad grades 1420.3%
9 I wasn't learning anything 810.1%
10 I got married (or moved in with boy/girlfriend) 830.1%
11 I moved fr another country/didn't enroll/lang prob 1250.2%
12 I was treated badly at school 1320.2%
13 I became ill (or injured) 610.1%
14 I went to jail/prison 300.1%
15 I had responsibilities at home/personal problems 3350.6%
16 Other reason 260.0%
41 Family member became ill/sick/died 40.0%
44 Ran away from/put out of/placed out of home 60.0%
49 Afraid of gangs/fear of violence/crime 30.0%
50 Moved away/didn't re-enroll 110.0%
51 Skipping school/excessive absenteeism 60.0%
52 Too expensive/couldn't afford 90.0%
53 Disagreed with curriculum/direction 40.0%
54 No transportation/school too far away 30.0%
56 Grade,credit discrepancies/lacked credits/document 190.0%
57 School low priority 30.0%
58 All the schooling/preferred that was available 30.0%
59 Wasn't requird/didn't have to go/not needed/custom 160.0%
60 Against my religion/beliefs 240.0%
63 I was stupid/foolish/lazy 40.0%
66 Too old 50.0%
67 Wanted to work/do apprenticeship instead 40.0%
69 Just quit; reason unspecified 30.0%
71 Didn't pass/take end of grade/school test 170.0%
75 Was abusing drugs/alcohol 40.0%
601 Home schooling 90.0%
605 Completed HS/certificate, general 50.0%
606 Received GED 10.0%
778 I am still in school 20.0%
Missing Data
994 DON'T KNOW 50.0%
997 REFUSED 60.0%
998 BLANK (NO ANSWER) 1140.2%
999 LEGITIMATE SKIP 52,80894.5%
Total 55,905 100%

Based upon 2,972 valid cases out of 55,905 total cases.

Location: 6228-6230 (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, 2005.

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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.