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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Madera CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School35.7%28.0%29.3%S38.6%30.5%36.4%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)26.1%27.1%20.2%S32.6%35.1%25.1%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry3.9%2.1%4.8%S3.1%1.8%3.6%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep2.7%1.8%1.8%S2.7%2.8%3.9%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.5%0.2%0.0%S1.2%0.6%1.7%S
Had to Work0.3%0.2%0.0%S0.6%0.4%0.6%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend3.4%1.1%1.0%S1.9%2.3%0.9%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.5%1.7%0.6%S0.1%0.3%0.5%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.5%0.2%S0.7%1.0%0.2%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.9%0.4%S0.8%0.5%0.0%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School1.2%0.7%0.7%S0.7%0.9%2.2%S
Was Suspended0.6%0.2%0.2%S1.7%0.4%0.3%S
Other Reason10.6%8.9%5.8%S9.5%6.8%5.6%S
Two or More Reasons14.4%26.7%35.0%S5.8%16.7%19.0%S