Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Butte CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School48.8%47.9%52.1%17.5%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)23.4%22.2%25.7%23.8%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.1%0.0%0.1%0.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.7%0.4%0.5%1.0%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.8%0.9%0.5%1.7%
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.0%1.1%1.1%0.9%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.2%0.0%0.4%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.0%0.0%0.9%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.2%0.2%0.2%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.3%0.1%0.4%
Was Suspended0.5%0.1%0.0%1.1%
Other Reason10.3%9.9%6.6%7.8%
Two or More Reasons14.0%16.8%13.0%44.5%