*Interpreting
the results of the Describe - Percentages function *

The results report for your percentages contains frequency and different kinds of percentage data for each variable you selected for analysis.

In the example above, the variables "grade" and "gender" were selected for analysis.

Definitions for the columns are as follows:

**Frequency.** This
is the total number of cases that there are for each level of the variable.
In the example above, we can see that there are 4 students in 6th grade,
and 3 each in 7th and 8th grade. If your variable had missing values,
a row would be displayed indicating how many missing values there were.

**Percent.** This
is the percent of the total number of cases that each level of the variable
contains. In the example above, we can see that 70% of the students had
a gender of 1 (male), while the remaining 30% had a gender of 2 (female).
If your variable had missing values, a row would be displayed indicating
the percent of the total number of cases that contained missing values.

**Valid
Percent.** This column is only useful if you have missing values;
otherwise, the results are identical to the "Percent" column.
If you do have missing values, the Valid Percent column
contains the percentage of the total for each level of the variable,
not including
missing values.

**Cumulative
Percent.** This column simply adds up the valid percents to
obtain a total of 100.