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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Sutter CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School35.4%27.8%16.9%S39.6%33.7%27.7%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)29.6%31.0%25.0%S34.1%33.8%29.1%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry2.3%2.6%1.5%S1.3%0.7%0.8%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.0%0.7%0.8%S0.2%1.4%0.3%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.1%0.0%0.0%S0.4%0.0%0.0%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.6%0.6%0.6%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.0%0.8%1.8%S1.2%0.0%1.7%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.3%0.7%0.3%S0.0%0.3%2.1%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.0%0.0%S0.3%1.0%1.2%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.4%0.4%0.5%S0.4%0.0%1.1%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%0.4%0.8%S0.5%1.6%0.3%S
Was Suspended0.6%0.0%0.0%S0.8%0.8%0.5%S
Other Reason9.8%6.2%5.9%S9.6%7.5%4.6%S
Two or More Reasons20.3%29.5%46.5%S11.1%18.7%30.3%S