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2005 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Food Insecurity

In the last 12 months, how often did you rely on only a few kinds of low-cost food to feed (CHILD)
because you were running out of money to buy food?**

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  Total
Respond.^
Very often Often Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,740 154 4.6 3.8- 5.5 156 5.1 4.2- 6.0 482 14.1 12.8-15.6 379 10.3 9.1-11.5 2,569 66.0 64.1-67.8
GENDER
Male 1,919 76 4.4 3.4- 5.8 69 4.3 3.3- 5.6 251 14.3 12.5-16.4 194 10.4 8.8-12.2 1,329 66.5 63.9-69.1
Female 1,821 78 4.7 3.6- 6.1 87 5.8 4.6- 7.4 231 14.0 12.1-16.1 185 10.1 8.6-12.0 1,240 65.4 62.6-68.0
RACE
White 2,601 78 3.4 2.6- 4.4 86 3.8 3.0- 4.8 285 11.7 10.2-13.3 254 9.6 8.3-11.0 1,898 71.6 69.4-73.6
African American 729 66 8.5 6.4-11.1 52 7.8 5.8-10.5 145 21.2 17.9-25.0 76 12.3 9.6-15.5 390 50.2 46.0-54.5
Other Minorities 400 10 1.9 0.9- 3.9 17 6.6 3.9-11.0 49 11.0 8.0-15.0 47 9.4 6.7-13.2 277 71.0 65.3-76.1
HISPANIC
Yes 348 16 4.5 2.5- 8.1 16 6.0 3.3-10.5 53 17.7 12.8-23.9 56 15.1 11.1-20.2 207 56.7 50.0-63.2
No 3,389 138 4.6 3.8- 5.6 140 5.0 4.1- 6.0 428 13.9 12.5-15.4 323 10.0 8.8-11.3 2,360 66.6 64.6-68.5
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 833 23 2.4 1.5- 4.0 25 3.5 2.3- 5.4 109 13.2 10.6-16.2 86 9.8 7.6-12.5 590 71.1 67.3-74.7
5 through 10 1,227 48 4.6 3.3- 6.4 49 4.5 3.3- 6.2 158 14.0 11.7-16.6 140 11.3 9.3-13.7 832 65.6 62.2-68.8
11 through 13 640 37 6.5 4.4- 9.5 24 4.6 2.9- 7.0 91 16.2 12.9-20.1 65 10.1 7.7-13.2 423 62.6 58.0-67.1
14 through 17 1,040 46 5.1 3.6- 7.2 58 7.8 5.8-10.3 124 13.8 11.3-16.8 88 9.2 7.2-11.8 724 64.0 60.2-67.7
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 287 19 6.8 3.9-11.8 21 10.1 6.2-16.0 51 20.5 15.0-27.4 48 14.0 9.8-19.5 148 48.6 41.4-55.9
H.S. 829 54 7.8 5.7-10.5 55 8.5 6.4-11.3 155 20.3 17.1-23.8 104 12.7 10.2-15.8 461 50.7 46.6-54.8
Some College 974 50 6.2 4.5- 8.5 49 5.8 4.2- 8.0 142 15.4 12.8-18.5 120 13.4 10.9-16.3 613 59.2 55.3-62.9
College Graduate 1,642 31 1.7 1.1- 2.5 31 2.1 1.4- 3.1 133 9.3 7.7-11.3 107 6.7 5.3- 8.3 1,340 80.3 77.8-82.5
SCHOOL
Public 2,508 127 5.8 4.7- 7.2 123 6.0 4.9- 7.4 330 14.8 13.1-16.6 268 11.1 9.6-12.7 1,660 62.3 59.9-64.6
Private/Home 341 2 0.8 0.2- 3.5 5 1.7 0.7- 4.3 36 12.5 8.6-17.8 23 6.7 4.0-10.8 275 78.4 72.4-83.4
GRADE
Not In School 876 24 2.5 1.5- 4.0 26 3.4 2.2- 5.3 116 13.3 10.8-16.3 86 9.3 7.2-12.0 624 71.4 67.7-74.9
K-5th 1,267 52 5.1 3.7- 6.9 52 4.7 3.4- 6.3 164 14.0 11.8-16.6 151 11.8 9.8-14.1 848 64.4 61.1-67.6
6th-8th 666 39 5.9 4.0- 8.6 30 6.4 4.3- 9.3 90 15.7 12.5-19.5 66 9.8 7.5-12.9 441 62.2 57.6-66.6
9th-12th 912 38 4.9 3.4- 7.2 47 6.4 4.6- 8.9 108 14.0 11.3-17.2 75 9.2 7.0-11.9 644 65.4 61.4-69.3
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 253 8 3.4 1.6- 7.3 5 2.7 1.1- 6.8 32 13.8 9.0-20.5 16 7.8 4.4-13.6 192 72.2 64.5-78.8
Private 1,801 38 2.4 1.7- 3.5 42 2.9 2.0- 4.0 164 10.0 8.4-11.8 137 7.6 6.2- 9.2 1,420 77.1 74.7-79.5
Health Choice 197 11 6.2 3.1-12.2 14 7.8 4.4-13.4 38 24.9 18.0-33.4 41 19.0 13.4-26.2 93 42.1 34.2-50.5
Medicaid 769 70 9.8 7.5-12.8 70 10.7 8.3-13.7 152 20.7 17.4-24.4 97 13.3 10.6-16.6 380 45.5 41.3-49.8
Other 386 7 1.8 0.8- 4.2 9 2.2 1.0- 4.8 32 8.8 5.8-13.0 37 8.9 6.1-13.0 301 78.2 72.8-82.8
No health insurance 300 19 5.6 3.1-10.0 15 5.5 2.9-10.3 58 20.0 14.9-26.3 46 14.4 10.3-19.9 162 54.4 47.3-61.3
CHILDREN WITH SHCN*
Yes 704 45 7.0 4.9- 9.7 42 7.8 5.6-10.9 95 13.8 11.0-17.3 69 9.6 7.3-12.6 453 61.8 57.3-66.0
No 2,903 100 3.7 2.9- 4.7 104 4.1 3.3- 5.1 364 14.1 12.6-15.8 298 10.6 9.2-12.0 2,037 67.5 65.4-69.6

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*SHCN=Children with Special Health Care Needs

**These data are for children 1 year old or older.

^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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