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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Imperial CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School36.0%25.6%25.9%S39.9%35.9%34.7%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)31.9%33.1%26.5%S32.7%35.2%26.7%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.9%3.2%3.0%S1.8%2.3%1.9%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep2.2%1.5%3.5%S4.6%2.1%3.5%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.1%0.4%0.1%S0.0%0.8%0.1%S
Had to Work0.2%0.2%0.1%S0.1%0.5%0.1%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend2.2%1.3%1.7%S1.8%1.4%1.0%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.3%0.4%0.9%S0.7%0.0%1.2%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.2%0.0%S0.0%0.5%0.7%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%1.1%1.0%S0.4%0.4%1.8%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.3%0.8%1.3%S0.0%0.5%3.0%S
Was Suspended0.5%0.0%0.2%S0.8%0.3%0.0%S
Other Reason9.4%7.1%5.6%S7.3%7.6%6.7%S
Two or More Reasons15.2%25.0%30.1%S9.8%12.6%18.6%S