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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Tehama CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School41.2%36.1%35.9%18.3%50.0%45.3%42.0%21.8%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)28.3%30.8%21.3%23.9%27.5%22.9%23.5%17.8%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.8%1.6%1.2%3.7%0.4%1.5%0.7%3.5%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.2%1.9%1.4%0.0%2.0%2.5%3.0%4.7%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.1%0.4%0.6%0.0%1.4%0.0%0.3%0.0%
Had to Work0.6%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.5%1.3%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.2%2.9%0.6%0.8%1.8%1.7%0.8%3.5%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.9%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.6%0.5%0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.2%1.7%0.8%1.2%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.5%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.5%0.5%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%1.1%0.6%1.9%0.0%1.4%1.3%1.2%
Was Suspended0.0%0.1%0.0%1.3%0.5%2.2%0.2%3.5%
Other Reason9.3%7.7%10.0%9.0%7.4%7.9%5.8%8.0%
Two or More Reasons17.3%15.8%27.4%41.1%8.9%11.3%19.4%35.0%