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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Tulare CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School35.7%28.4%25.0%S39.3%38.5%36.6%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)28.7%30.6%23.9%S30.7%30.1%22.7%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry2.6%2.9%1.7%S0.6%1.8%2.2%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep2.2%1.8%1.6%S2.1%2.8%2.0%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.5%0.2%0.2%S0.1%0.4%0.2%S
Had to Work0.1%0.0%0.1%S0.2%0.3%0.5%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.3%1.5%1.1%S1.8%1.7%1.3%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%0.6%0.4%S0.3%0.3%0.5%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.4%0.5%S0.2%0.7%0.9%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.5%0.6%S0.3%0.5%0.9%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.3%1.3%1.3%S0.6%0.8%2.2%S
Was Suspended0.6%0.2%0.1%S0.7%0.6%0.2%S
Other Reason9.1%9.0%7.2%S10.2%7.9%7.4%S
Two or More Reasons18.4%22.6%36.3%S12.8%13.5%22.4%S