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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Butte CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School34.8%23.5%27.4%S36.6%37.2%35.8%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)31.5%25.8%21.6%S30.1%31.5%25.6%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.0%2.4%1.1%S0.4%0.5%0.9%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.5%0.8%1.0%S0.9%1.0%1.8%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.0%0.0%0.1%S0.4%0.1%0.3%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.2%S0.1%0.0%0.4%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.6%0.2%0.6%S1.1%0.3%0.2%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.2%0.1%S0.1%0.5%0.1%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.1%S0.1%0.5%0.4%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.1%0.6%S0.2%0.2%0.7%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.3%0.3%0.7%S0.3%0.1%1.0%S
Was Suspended0.0%0.2%0.0%S1.2%0.6%0.4%S
Other Reason9.6%8.3%5.3%S9.7%8.3%6.7%S
Two or More Reasons20.6%38.2%41.0%S18.8%19.2%25.5%S