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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Mendocino CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School35.4%29.2%20.0%15.2%37.1%37.1%30.9%17.7%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)32.4%27.6%21.0%16.0%32.5%31.4%23.9%24.2%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry2.0%3.0%3.1%6.4%0.2%1.2%0.5%2.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.8%1.2%3.4%0.3%3.2%2.7%3.5%10.3%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.3%0.1%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.6%0.0%0.0%
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%2.8%0.2%0.1%2.0%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.7%0.5%1.2%0.0%1.9%0.8%0.6%0.3%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.4%0.5%0.6%0.3%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.2%0.5%0.0%0.2%0.0%0.2%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.2%0.0%0.8%0.0%0.0%0.1%1.5%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.1%0.6%1.4%0.0%0.3%0.3%1.1%3.8%
Was Suspended0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Other Reason9.9%9.9%6.0%10.6%7.4%10.0%7.0%5.7%
Two or More Reasons17.3%27.7%42.2%48.7%15.8%15.3%28.3%35.6%