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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Humboldt CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School28.7%27.9%14.9%0.0%35.3%29.3%24.3%27.0%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)36.1%23.8%26.4%2.0%35.7%33.8%22.1%5.7%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.6%0.8%1.2%0.0%1.5%0.0%3.6%0.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.8%0.0%1.0%4.6%1.8%2.0%2.9%0.8%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.2%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.6%0.6%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend3.2%0.2%1.6%0.0%1.7%1.1%1.3%2.0%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.0%4.4%0.0%1.3%1.9%0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.5%0.0%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School2.4%0.4%1.1%0.0%0.0%1.1%0.2%2.8%
Was Suspended0.0%0.5%0.5%0.0%0.8%0.6%0.3%0.0%
Other Reason12.4%12.0%5.5%1.9%6.5%9.9%8.5%8.2%
Two or More Reasons15.6%34.4%47.2%87.1%16.6%19.7%34.3%53.5%