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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Yuba CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School27.1%23.8%21.3%S35.6%32.8%31.4%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)32.0%22.9%29.7%S34.6%28.2%17.6%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry2.3%1.3%0.4%S0.4%0.3%1.6%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.4%2.0%0.1%S0.5%1.7%0.6%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.8%0.0%0.0%S0.5%0.0%0.6%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.7%S1.0%1.0%0.0%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.2%2.1%2.7%S1.2%1.3%0.4%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.4%0.4%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.7%1.1%S0.0%0.5%0.0%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%1.3%S0.0%0.0%1.4%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.8%0.3%0.9%S0.7%1.0%1.7%S
Was Suspended0.5%0.0%0.5%S0.8%0.3%0.0%S
Other Reason10.5%10.3%7.6%S8.0%8.0%10.1%S
Two or More Reasons24.5%36.7%33.7%S16.5%24.5%34.2%S