TABLE 2

Prevalence of Participation in Postsecondary Education and Employment Compared Among Groups and Stratified by Years Since High School Exit

ASD, % (95% CI)SLI, % (95% CI)LD, % (95% CI)MR, % (95% CI)
Any vocational or technical education9.3 (6.3–13.4)11.2 (7.7–15.9)19.1** (14.5–24.7)6.1 (3.9–9.5)
Any 2-y college28.0 (21.5–35.5)35.3 (30.3–40.6)33.6 (28.1–39.5)17.1* (11.8–24.0)
Any 4-y college12.1 (8.1–17.6)23.3** (17.9–29.8)13.1 (9.8–17.4)4.3* (2.1–8.3)
Any 2- or 4-y college34.7 (27.9–42.2)51.0** (45.3–56.8)39.9 (34.5–45.5)18.2** (12.8–25.1)
Any paid employment55.1 (46.5–63.4)86.0*** (75.3–92.6)93.8*** (89.2–96.6)68.9* (62.8–74.5)
Both education/employment26.8 (20.8–33.9)45.2*** (38.3–52.4)37.2* (31.8–43.0)14.0** (9.5–20.1)
No participation34.9 (27.2–43.5)7.4*** (3.7–14.3)3.0*** (1.2–6.8)25.6 (20.2–31.8)
 Stratified by years since high school
  <158.5 (44.4–71.4)19.5 (9.6–35.3)5.1* (1.1–20.2)26.2 (15.3–40.5)
  1–251.9 (34.4–68.9)12.2 (5.2–25.7)2.5** (0.7–8.2)38.3 (25.0–53.6)
  2–328.9 (17.8–43.3)4.6 (1.5–13.3)a19.6 (11.2–32.0)
  3–414.3 (2.5–45.7)a4.9 (1.6–13.7)20.4 (11.5–33.3)
  4–711.1 (5.1–22.7)2.8* (0.8–9.0)a26.1 (15.7–40.0)
  • Tests are for significance of difference between each comparison group and the ASD group.

  • * P < .05; **P < .01; ***P < .001.

  • Source: NLTS2, wave 4. Tests of significance versus the ASD group. No. of multiply-imputed data sets = 50. Weighted to population levels. Variances adjusted for sampling method. CI indicates confidence interval.

  • a Point estimate not reported because of low cell count for this category.