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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Kings CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School39.7%25.8%24.0%S39.7%39.7%31.2%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)35.6%33.3%28.9%S34.0%30.9%33.1%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.5%2.9%2.3%S2.1%2.3%1.3%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.9%2.2%2.4%S3.6%2.8%1.6%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.7%0.8%0.7%S0.4%0.4%0.6%S
Had to Work0.4%0.3%0.1%S0.0%0.6%0.2%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend2.0%0.8%1.5%S2.5%1.5%3.3%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%0.6%0.3%S0.5%0.2%0.2%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.6%0.1%S0.0%0.8%1.5%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.5%0.9%S0.1%0.2%0.8%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.5%1.3%1.2%S0.5%1.5%2.8%S
Was Suspended1.2%0.6%0.2%S1.1%0.2%0.4%S
Other Reason8.2%8.0%9.1%S11.4%7.4%6.6%S
Two or More Reasons8.2%22.3%28.4%S4.2%11.5%16.5%S