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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Solano CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School36.2%26.4%32.7%S39.1%35.6%51.8%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)29.6%28.8%27.9%S30.1%30.4%22.3%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.6%2.0%0.7%S1.2%1.4%0.6%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.9%2.2%0.8%S1.6%2.2%0.8%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.3%0.1%0.1%S0.4%0.4%0.2%S
Had to Work0.2%0.1%0.0%S0.2%0.4%0.1%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.6%1.5%7.3%S1.3%0.9%2.4%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.4%0.2%0.1%S0.3%0.5%0.2%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.4%0.1%S0.2%0.4%0.4%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.4%0.6%0.3%S0.1%0.9%0.5%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.7%0.6%0.5%S0.5%1.0%0.7%S
Was Suspended0.3%0.6%0.0%S1.3%1.3%0.1%S
Other Reason8.2%7.8%4.7%S10.5%7.3%8.0%S
Two or More Reasons19.6%28.9%24.6%S13.1%17.4%12.0%S