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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Sonoma CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School38.7%N/AN/AS54.9%N/AN/AS
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)29.2%N/AN/AS19.6%N/AN/AS
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.4%N/AN/AS0.0%N/AN/AS
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.0%N/AN/AS0.0%N/AN/AS
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.0%N/AN/AS0.0%N/AN/AS
Had to Work0.0%N/AN/AS0.0%N/AN/AS
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend5.4%N/AN/AS0.0%N/AN/AS
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%N/AN/AS0.0%N/AN/AS
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%N/AN/AS0.0%N/AN/AS
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%N/AN/AS0.0%N/AN/AS
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%N/AN/AS0.0%N/AN/AS
Was Suspended0.0%N/AN/AS0.0%N/AN/AS
Other Reason10.8%N/AN/AS9.5%N/AN/AS
Two or More Reasons15.5%N/AN/AS16.0%N/AN/AS