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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Glenn CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School35.8%40.8%40.3%46.9%58.2%51.2%37.4%48.8%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)35.6%27.0%26.7%20.8%23.5%27.1%27.7%14.6%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry2.7%0.6%0.3%0.0%1.0%0.9%2.7%1.2%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.1%2.8%0.9%0.0%0.6%1.9%0.0%0.7%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.9%0.0%0.0%
Had to Work0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%3.1%0.0%1.4%0.4%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.6%0.0%2.4%0.6%0.0%0.5%0.6%0.6%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.8%0.0%0.3%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%0.5%0.0%2.2%1.6%0.4%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%1.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%2.3%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.1%0.3%1.7%0.0%0.0%5.2%4.0%0.6%
Was Suspended0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Other Reason12.1%8.2%9.1%0.0%3.8%6.8%8.8%7.8%
Two or More Reasons9.8%18.7%18.6%31.2%5.8%2.5%13.7%24.5%