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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Marin CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School42.9%29.0%20.4%S45.3%40.9%32.8%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)30.0%29.8%22.5%S31.3%29.0%23.0%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.7%1.9%0.8%S0.4%0.6%1.3%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.8%2.0%1.3%S1.7%3.4%1.7%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.3%0.1%0.0%S0.5%0.6%0.0%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.1%0.0%0.3%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.3%0.5%0.2%S0.8%0.5%0.0%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%0.2%0.1%S0.1%0.3%0.0%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.1%0.2%S0.2%0.3%0.5%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%1.0%1.4%S0.1%0.8%2.3%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%0.9%0.6%S0.3%0.9%1.4%S
Was Suspended0.1%0.0%0.0%S0.1%0.3%0.1%S
Other Reason7.7%5.5%4.6%S6.9%7.1%4.5%S
Two or More Reasons17.0%28.9%48.0%S12.3%15.3%32.0%S