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

Year(s): 2013-2015

El Dorado CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School40.0%37.8%26.7%S49.5%50.9%39.2%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)31.8%26.7%20.0%S28.8%25.8%22.9%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.6%1.3%1.7%S0.3%0.5%1.1%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.2%0.9%2.0%S1.1%1.4%1.6%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.1%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.3%0.2%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.1%0.3%0.5%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.3%0.9%0.9%S1.1%0.2%0.3%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.3%0.2%0.2%S0.0%0.2%0.1%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.2%0.1%S0.2%0.2%0.7%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.2%0.1%1.2%S0.6%0.1%1.6%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.1%0.3%1.0%S0.6%1.0%1.4%S
Was Suspended0.0%0.4%0.2%S0.5%0.1%0.2%S
Other Reason7.7%8.2%7.2%S8.5%7.5%8.0%S
Two or More Reasons16.6%23.1%38.8%S8.8%11.5%22.1%S