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

Year(s): 2013-2015

San Francisco CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School48.5%45.6%35.9%20.5%51.8%51.6%42.6%24.3%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)26.1%19.5%17.4%19.5%23.6%19.8%13.6%9.0%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.1%1.9%1.6%3.4%1.3%2.0%1.9%2.5%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.7%1.8%2.4%5.1%1.2%3.3%3.7%7.0%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.7%0.3%0.2%0.0%0.3%0.4%0.4%0.4%
Had to Work0.0%0.2%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.2%0.4%3.6%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.4%0.7%0.9%1.7%1.4%1.0%0.7%11.7%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.8%0.5%1.4%0.2%0.6%0.7%0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.2%0.2%0.0%0.3%0.3%0.4%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.2%0.6%1.9%0.0%0.4%0.5%2.9%1.5%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.1%1.7%1.5%5.6%0.8%2.7%3.4%2.9%
Was Suspended0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.6%0.5%0.2%0.0%
Other Reason9.0%8.2%5.5%12.2%8.7%5.6%5.5%8.1%
Two or More Reasons12.9%18.5%31.7%30.4%9.4%11.4%23.6%28.9%