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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Napa CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School43.3%37.1%24.0%19.1%48.1%43.0%34.3%30.1%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)31.3%30.7%26.3%27.7%29.3%33.8%27.2%28.8%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.5%2.7%2.6%9.7%2.0%1.8%1.7%3.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.0%2.3%3.0%2.1%1.3%1.0%2.0%1.2%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.6%0.4%0.2%0.0%0.3%0.6%0.4%2.2%
Had to Work0.2%0.2%0.0%0.3%0.7%0.8%0.7%2.1%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.6%0.7%1.3%3.4%0.8%1.2%0.8%1.4%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.7%0.6%1.8%0.2%0.5%0.6%3.3%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.4%0.4%0.3%1.8%0.1%0.2%0.7%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.3%0.3%1.0%0.0%0.3%0.5%1.5%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.6%0.7%0.7%0.3%0.2%1.8%3.0%4.8%
Was Suspended0.0%0.0%0.2%0.0%0.8%0.4%0.4%3.5%
Other Reason8.1%5.0%6.3%8.9%7.7%6.9%7.1%3.9%
Two or More Reasons12.0%18.8%33.4%24.9%8.5%7.5%19.6%15.6%