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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Monterey CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School35.9%30.6%24.1%1.5%39.9%38.5%30.9%28.2%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)27.1%27.3%25.3%35.9%28.9%28.1%23.7%19.1%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.2%0.8%1.1%0.0%0.5%0.8%1.0%0.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.9%1.6%1.7%0.0%1.6%1.6%1.9%1.8%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.1%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.0%
Had to Work0.1%0.0%0.3%0.0%0.5%0.2%0.3%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.1%1.8%0.5%0.5%0.8%0.7%0.6%0.0%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.4%0.4%15.2%0.3%0.5%0.5%0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.0%0.1%0.0%0.5%0.2%0.5%0.4%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.2%0.6%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.6%0.7%0.7%5.7%0.2%0.7%1.4%0.0%
Was Suspended0.3%0.1%0.1%0.0%1.1%1.1%0.4%0.0%
Other Reason11.3%8.9%7.2%1.1%9.6%10.3%7.1%6.0%
Two or More Reasons21.4%27.6%37.7%40.1%16.0%16.9%31.0%44.5%