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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Sacramento CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School44.0%33.3%28.4%S47.9%45.0%38.0%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)26.7%25.4%21.8%S27.1%26.8%25.4%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.7%2.7%1.5%S1.1%1.4%1.4%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.5%1.5%2.2%S1.5%1.6%2.1%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.4%0.1%0.3%S0.2%0.2%0.4%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.3%S0.2%0.4%0.4%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.5%1.2%1.5%S1.8%1.1%1.0%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.6%0.4%S0.6%0.4%0.6%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.1%0.2%S0.1%0.7%0.6%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.5%0.9%S0.3%0.5%1.0%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.5%0.7%0.5%S0.2%0.6%1.3%S
Was Suspended0.8%0.3%0.5%S1.3%0.5%0.4%S
Other Reason9.8%8.6%7.8%S7.5%7.3%8.4%S
Two or More Reasons13.9%25.1%33.8%S10.2%13.4%19.2%S