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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Stanislaus CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School34.4%26.6%21.3%11.2%41.7%36.9%34.2%21.2%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)29.1%29.5%24.8%24.4%29.5%31.1%24.3%21.1%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.6%1.7%2.0%3.7%1.1%0.9%1.1%3.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.4%1.3%1.2%5.7%1.4%1.4%1.6%2.7%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.3%0.2%0.1%0.3%0.1%0.2%0.2%0.9%
Had to Work0.0%0.1%0.2%0.1%0.4%0.1%0.6%1.3%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.9%1.0%1.3%2.1%1.6%1.6%0.9%2.9%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%0.1%0.8%1.0%0.3%0.4%0.4%2.1%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%0.5%0.3%0.1%0.3%1.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.2%0.7%0.2%0.2%0.8%0.7%0.2%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.8%0.6%0.7%0.4%0.3%1.0%0.6%1.3%
Was Suspended0.4%0.4%0.1%1.5%1.3%0.5%0.4%1.2%
Other Reason10.3%7.6%6.9%7.0%8.9%8.2%7.4%8.3%
Two or More Reasons19.6%30.9%40.0%41.9%13.0%16.9%27.3%32.9%