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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Riverside CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School37.2%30.7%23.1%S41.1%39.0%36.0%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)29.9%27.3%23.9%S31.6%31.0%24.5%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry2.1%2.5%1.9%S1.0%1.2%1.3%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.2%2.2%2.1%S1.5%2.5%2.2%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.4%0.2%0.2%S0.3%0.4%0.3%S
Had to Work0.2%0.1%0.2%S0.3%0.4%0.4%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.7%1.4%1.6%S1.5%1.5%1.5%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%0.3%0.4%S0.3%0.4%0.5%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.2%0.2%S0.2%0.5%0.9%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.4%0.7%1.4%S0.4%0.6%1.4%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.5%1.0%1.1%S0.5%1.2%1.8%S
Was Suspended0.2%0.3%0.2%S1.0%0.5%0.4%S
Other Reason9.4%7.8%6.5%S9.8%7.5%7.6%S
Two or More Reasons16.6%25.3%37.2%S10.4%13.4%21.2%S