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School Absenteeism

Find the schools with high absenteeism rates in LB-LA Harbor and nearby pollution sources by pointing on the map and selecting the check box.

School Absenteeism, Asthma, and Pollution

The USC Children’s Health Study found that high pollution levels are associated with increased school absenteeism in LB-LA Harbor. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, asthma is the leading cause of illness-related absenteeism in Los Angeles.

School Absenteeism Data Methodology

School absenteeism is measured by the chronic absenteeism rate reported by the California Department of Education.