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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Plumas CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School43.0%20.7%26.5%N/A37.5%28.0%26.6%N/A
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)30.0%15.2%15.3%N/A19.7%17.1%30.9%N/A
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.8%1.8%1.4%N/A1.8%7.2%0.7%N/A
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.0%0.0%7.4%N/A0.0%2.3%0.0%N/A
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.0%2.1%0.0%N/A0.0%0.0%0.7%N/A
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A0.0%0.0%8.4%N/A
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend5.7%0.0%0.0%N/A0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A0.0%0.0%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%0.7%N/A0.0%1.1%0.0%N/A
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A0.0%0.0%1.2%N/A
Was Suspended0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A
Other Reason6.7%11.6%5.5%N/A15.6%13.5%6.6%N/A
Two or More Reasons11.6%48.7%43.2%N/A25.3%30.7%24.9%N/A