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2005 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight

BMI-for-Age Weight Status Categories***

Children ages 10 through 17

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  Total
Respond.^
Underweight Recommended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,768 96 5.2 4.0- 6.6 1,116 62.8 60.0-65.5 292 16.7 14.7-18.9 264 15.3 13.3-17.5
GENDER
Male 926 56 5.6 4.1- 7.7 547 59.2 55.3-63.0 172 19.9 16.8-23.3 151 15.3 12.8-18.3
Female 842 40 4.7 3.1- 6.9 569 66.7 62.7-70.5 120 13.3 10.8-16.3 113 15.3 12.4-18.7
RACE
White 1,281 73 5.6 4.2- 7.4 854 67.5 64.3-70.5 194 15.1 12.8-17.6 160 11.9 9.9-14.2
African American 351 18 4.7 2.7- 7.9 184 52.4 46.2-58.5 64 17.6 13.4-22.8 85 25.3 20.3-31.1
Other Minorities 135 5 3.0 1.1- 8.2 77 54.7 43.9-65.1 34 30.3 21.1-41.5 19 12.0 6.6-20.6
HISPANIC
Yes 80 2 1.7 0.4- 6.7 52 64.8 50.2-77.1 17 21.2 11.6-35.4 9 12.3 5.1-27.2
No 1,686 94 5.3 4.1- 6.8 1,063 62.8 59.9-65.5 274 16.5 14.4-18.8 255 15.4 13.4-17.7
AGE GROUPS
10 through 11 363 28 7.6 5.0-11.4 193 53.5 47.3-59.5 75 20.5 16.0-25.8 67 18.4 14.1-23.7
12 through 14 660 24 3.1 1.9- 5.1 437 65.2 60.7-69.5 106 17.5 14.2-21.4 93 14.2 11.3-17.8
15 through 17 745 44 5.7 3.9- 8.3 486 66.5 62.1-70.5 111 13.4 10.7-16.6 104 14.4 11.5-17.9
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 95 5 3.8 1.1-11.9 52 52.0 39.7-64.0 16 19.5 11.1-32.1 22 24.7 15.5-37.0
H.S. 430 20 3.8 2.3- 6.3 241 57.9 52.1-63.4 79 17.7 13.8-22.4 90 20.6 16.3-25.7
Some College 474 17 3.2 1.7- 5.8 286 61.5 56.0-66.6 81 15.7 12.2-19.9 90 19.7 15.6-24.4
College Graduate 767 54 7.4 5.4-10.2 537 68.5 64.3-72.5 115 16.4 13.3-19.9 61 7.7 5.7-10.3
SCHOOL
Public 1,551 81 5.0 3.8- 6.5 958 61.1 58.1-64.0 263 17.3 15.1-19.8 249 16.7 14.5-19.1
Private/Home 201 14 6.7 3.5-12.5 147 76.5 69.1-82.5 27 11.9 7.8-17.8 13 4.9 2.6- 9.0
GRADE
4th-5th 245 18 6.9 4.1-11.4 130 52.7 45.3-60.0 51 21.6 16.1-28.4 46 18.8 13.7-25.3
6th-8th 624 30 4.6 2.9- 7.0 389 62.6 58.0-67.1 107 18.0 14.6-22.0 98 14.8 11.7-18.4
9th-12th 880 47 5.1 3.5- 7.3 586 67.0 63.0-70.7 132 13.8 11.3-16.7 115 14.2 11.5-17.4
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 142 7 3.4 1.4- 7.8 100 74.1 64.7-81.8 22 14.2 8.8-22.2 13 8.2 4.1-16.0
Private 898 56 6.0 4.3- 8.2 601 66.7 62.8-70.3 136 15.7 13.0-18.8 105 11.6 9.3-14.4
Health Choice 90 1 2.1 0.3-13.6 50 52.9 40.6-64.9 19 23.6 14.5-35.9 20 21.4 13.0-33.1
Medicaid 290 15 4.8 2.5- 8.8 145 52.1 45.3-58.9 57 18.1 13.5-23.9 73 25.0 19.5-31.3
Other 175 11 6.3 3.1-12.7 106 59.4 50.1-68.0 31 20.1 13.5-28.7 27 14.2 9.1-21.5
No health insurance 155 6 3.9 1.6- 9.5 99 64.0 54.1-72.9 26 14.1 8.7-22.1 24 17.9 11.2-27.5
CHILDREN WITH SHCN*
Yes 400 28 7.1 4.5-10.9 219 53.0 47.0-59.0 79 22.5 17.8-28.1 74 17.4 13.3-22.3
No 1,310 66 4.8 3.6- 6.5 860 65.5 62.3-68.6 208 15.3 13.1-17.8 176 14.4 12.1-16.9

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*SHCN=Children with Special Health Care Needs

***Includes only children ages 10 and older.
BMI categories: <5% = Underweight, 5-84% = Recommended Range, 85-94% = Overweight, >95% = Obese.
The SAS code for calculating BMI categories was obtained from the National Center for Health Statistic's website entitled, "2000 CDC Growth Charts: United States" (www.cdc.gov/growthcharts).
The calculations use the 2000 CDC growth charts, by AGE and SEX, as the standard for assessing BMI status. Implausible values of height, weight or BMI were excluded from the results, using World Health Organization fixed exclusion ranges.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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