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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Lake CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any SchoolS36.9%16.6%SS36.9%29.0%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)S16.5%23.2%SS27.5%23.1%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or AngryS0.3%2.2%SS1.7%0.0%S
Didn’t Get Enough SleepS0.0%1.3%SS0.0%2.4%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at SchoolS0.0%0.0%SS0.0%0.0%S
Had to WorkS0.0%0.0%SS0.0%0.9%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or FriendS5.3%0.0%SS1.4%0.0%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from SchoolS0.0%0.0%SS0.0%0.0%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or DrugsS0.0%0.0%SS0.0%1.5%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for ClassS0.0%0.0%SS0.0%0.9%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in SchoolS0.0%0.8%SS1.2%0.0%S
Was SuspendedS0.0%0.0%SS1.2%0.0%S
Other ReasonS5.5%8.2%SS5.8%5.8%S
Two or More ReasonsS35.6%47.6%SS24.4%36.4%S