National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

LFSCHWH2: WHY YOU LEFT SCHOOL

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

Please note that the frequencies are suppressed for this variable.

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

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 13.02
  • median: 7.00
  • mode: 1.00
  • minimum: 1
  • maximum: 778
  • standard deviation: 51.77

Location: 5057-5059 (width: 3; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

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

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: Gender, Mental Illness, and Crime in the United States, 2004.

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