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

Year(s): 2013-2015

San Joaquin CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School37.6%32.6%24.6%S45.8%38.2%35.9%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)31.5%25.9%26.3%S26.9%29.9%25.0%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.3%2.4%2.0%S0.7%0.9%1.1%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.0%1.7%2.1%S1.0%2.0%2.2%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.2%0.1%0.3%S0.4%0.3%0.0%S
Had to Work0.2%0.0%0.1%S0.2%0.9%0.5%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.5%1.4%0.7%S1.0%2.3%1.1%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%0.4%0.3%S0.2%0.1%0.6%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.1%0.0%S0.1%0.2%0.3%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.2%0.3%0.9%S0.2%0.3%0.9%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.3%1.3%1.3%S0.2%0.4%1.4%S
Was Suspended1.1%0.5%0.1%S1.7%0.7%0.4%S
Other Reason9.2%8.7%7.5%S9.6%7.3%6.9%S
Two or More Reasons15.7%24.4%33.7%S12.1%16.4%23.7%S