Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Gender and Grade Level

Year(s): 2013-2015

Contra Costa CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School40.2%34.4%23.3%S44.6%44.5%33.5%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)28.5%26.6%28.7%S28.7%27.4%28.9%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.3%1.7%1.2%S0.7%0.9%0.8%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.8%1.2%1.3%S1.0%1.4%1.6%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.2%0.1%0.2%S0.1%0.3%0.4%S
Had to Work0.2%0.1%0.2%S0.2%0.3%0.3%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.8%0.8%0.8%S0.8%0.8%0.6%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.2%0.2%S0.2%0.2%0.3%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.3%0.1%S0.1%0.5%0.4%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.4%0.4%1.1%S0.3%0.6%1.0%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.6%0.7%S0.5%0.7%1.3%S
Was Suspended0.5%0.3%0.1%S1.1%0.5%0.2%S
Other Reason9.4%8.0%5.6%S9.5%8.5%6.1%S
Two or More Reasons17.3%25.2%36.5%S12.1%13.5%24.6%S