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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Del Norte CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any SchoolS14.0%2.2%SS15.4%22.0%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)S21.3%15.9%SS23.2%18.5%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or AngryS0.0%1.1%SS0.0%1.1%S
Didn’t Get Enough SleepS1.7%5.2%SS4.0%1.6%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at SchoolS0.0%1.1%SS1.6%1.6%S
Had to WorkS0.0%1.1%SS0.0%0.0%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or FriendS0.9%0.0%SS0.0%0.0%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from SchoolS0.9%0.0%SS0.0%2.3%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or DrugsS2.4%1.1%SS2.3%0.0%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for ClassS0.0%1.1%SS0.8%0.0%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in SchoolS0.0%0.0%SS0.8%1.6%S
Was SuspendedS0.0%0.0%SS0.0%1.6%S
Other ReasonS8.7%3.2%SS16.0%7.1%S
Two or More ReasonsS50.2%68.0%SS36.0%42.6%S