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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Nevada CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School35.8%30.2%31.0%8.1%36.7%38.6%39.1%19.2%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)32.9%29.3%18.0%25.8%32.8%29.7%24.1%14.3%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry2.0%1.1%1.2%0.0%0.7%0.7%1.1%1.7%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.4%1.3%1.4%2.7%1.3%1.0%1.3%1.0%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.3%0.2%0.0%0.9%
Had to Work0.0%0.2%0.2%0.0%1.1%0.1%0.2%1.6%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.2%0.3%0.3%1.6%1.0%0.0%0.8%1.1%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.1%0.0%0.1%0.6%0.6%0.3%0.9%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.3%0.4%0.2%0.1%0.0%2.6%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.3%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.3%1.1%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.4%0.1%0.0%0.5%0.5%0.2%0.4%0.9%
Was Suspended0.2%0.1%0.1%1.6%0.0%0.3%0.3%2.7%
Other Reason10.4%6.2%5.6%3.2%11.9%8.9%6.7%3.8%
Two or More Reasons16.1%30.9%41.0%55.9%13.1%19.4%24.7%49.3%