Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Yolo CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School41.9%41.9%33.3%17.3%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)27.5%23.7%23.6%23.8%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.2%0.1%0.1%0.1%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.3%0.7%0.9%0.5%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.1%1.0%1.0%6.7%
Had to Work0.0%0.2%0.2%0.5%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.5%0.7%0.7%2.3%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%0.0%0.3%0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.1%0.1%0.7%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.2%0.6%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.4%0.4%0.3%0.2%
Was Suspended0.4%0.2%0.2%2.4%
Other Reason11.2%9.1%11.0%16.4%
Two or More Reasons16.3%21.8%27.7%29.1%