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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Lassen CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School32.4%19.4%20.1%N/A41.8%34.9%26.9%N/A
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)36.0%30.8%20.1%N/A32.4%27.6%28.9%N/A
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.4%0.8%0.0%N/A0.0%0.0%5.5%N/A
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.0%0.0%1.7%N/A0.0%1.3%0.0%N/A
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A0.7%0.0%2.5%N/A
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A1.1%0.0%0.0%N/A
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.0%1.3%1.2%N/A0.0%1.3%0.0%N/A
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%1.3%N/A0.0%1.3%0.0%N/A
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A0.0%0.0%2.5%N/A
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A0.7%0.0%0.0%N/A
Was Suspended0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A
Other Reason6.9%10.1%0.0%N/A7.1%13.8%8.7%N/A
Two or More Reasons23.3%37.6%55.5%N/A16.2%19.9%25.1%N/A