The analysis is based on a sample of 15-to-17-year-olds from the 2000 5% Decennial Census Integrated Public Use Micro Sample. The foreign-born sample includes all foreign-born youths as well as those born in Puerto Rico. Youths who were born abroad of American parents are not included. In addition, youths residing in group quarters (institutions, military facilities and college dormitories) are not included. The foreign-born sample has 46,403 youths.

All reported tabulations are based on the appropriate sample weight. The unweighted sample sizes by place of birth are reported in Appendix Table A1.