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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Yolo CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any SchoolS28.7%22.8%SS42.5%35.2%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)S26.0%16.8%SS28.8%19.9%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or AngryS2.2%1.0%SS0.7%1.1%S
Didn’t Get Enough SleepS1.2%1.4%SS2.6%3.5%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at SchoolS0.4%0.0%SS0.0%0.3%S
Had to WorkS0.0%0.0%SS0.8%1.2%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or FriendS1.4%0.5%SS1.4%1.9%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from SchoolS0.1%0.0%SS0.0%0.0%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or DrugsS0.4%1.3%SS0.0%0.2%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for ClassS0.0%1.7%SS0.0%0.6%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in SchoolS0.4%0.7%SS0.3%1.2%S
Was SuspendedS0.5%0.0%SS0.7%0.5%S
Other ReasonS10.2%6.0%SS6.5%8.1%S
Two or More ReasonsS28.5%47.7%SS15.7%26.3%S