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2005 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight

Weight-for-Age Categories***

Children ages 2 through 17

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  Total
Respond.^
Below 5th Percentile 5th to 84th Percentile 85th to 94th Percentile 95th Percentile and Greater
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,238 135 4.7 3.9- 5.7 2,208 68.6 66.7-70.5 447 13.2 11.9-14.7 448 13.4 12.1-14.9
GENDER
Male 1,678 62 4.4 3.3- 5.8 1,100 66.5 63.8-69.2 244 13.5 11.7-15.6 272 15.6 13.6-17.8
Female 1,560 73 5.1 3.9- 6.7 1,108 70.9 68.1-73.6 203 12.9 11.0-15.0 176 11.1 9.4-13.2
RACE
White 2,324 86 4.4 3.4- 5.6 1,633 71.4 69.1-73.5 320 13.1 11.6-14.9 285 11.1 9.7-12.6
African American 594 29 5.3 3.6- 7.9 358 61.2 56.5-65.6 85 13.2 10.4-16.6 122 20.3 16.8-24.3
Other Minorities 314 20 5.7 3.4- 9.5 214 68.4 61.5-74.5 40 13.7 9.5-19.3 40 12.2 8.2-17.7
HISPANIC
Yes 236 15 4.7 2.6- 8.3 165 72.6 65.1-79.1 27 11.5 7.4-17.4 29 11.2 7.0-17.5
No 2,999 119 4.7 3.8- 5.8 2,043 68.5 66.4-70.4 419 13.3 11.9-14.8 418 13.5 12.1-15.0
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 535 43 9.6 6.8-13.5 380 71.4 66.5-75.8 66 11.2 8.6-14.6 46 7.8 5.5-10.8
5 through 9 915 40 4.7 3.3- 6.7 625 68.4 64.6-71.8 119 13.1 10.7-16.0 131 13.9 11.4-16.7
10 through 11 373 15 4.1 2.3- 7.2 243 65.2 59.3-70.8 66 17.6 13.5-22.6 49 13.0 9.4-17.7
12 through 14 666 14 1.8 1.0- 3.4 454 68.5 64.1-72.6 106 15.7 12.6-19.4 92 14.0 11.1-17.6
15 through 17 749 23 3.9 2.4- 6.3 506 69.2 65.0-73.1 90 9.6 7.5-12.3 130 17.3 14.2-20.9
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 213 11 5.6 2.6-11.6 147 70.4 62.0-77.5 23 10.7 6.4-17.4 32 13.3 8.7-20.0
H.S. 700 31 5.2 3.4- 7.8 449 64.9 60.5-69.0 110 14.7 11.9-18.0 110 15.2 12.3-18.8
Some College 868 32 4.4 2.9- 6.5 573 66.7 62.8-70.4 116 12.8 10.4-15.7 147 16.1 13.5-19.2
College Graduate 1,455 61 4.6 3.4- 6.1 1,037 71.3 68.4-74.1 198 13.1 11.2-15.4 159 11.0 9.2-13.1
SCHOOL
Public 2,328 78 3.5 2.7- 4.6 1,538 66.4 64.1-68.7 342 14.3 12.7-16.1 370 15.7 14.0-17.6
Private/Home 328 11 4.3 2.2- 8.2 256 79.5 74.0-84.0 34 9.3 6.3-13.6 27 6.9 4.6-10.3
GRADE
Not In School 568 45 9.5 6.8-13.3 404 71.2 66.5-75.5 70 11.3 8.7-14.5 49 8.0 5.7-11.0
K-5th 1,136 47 4.3 3.1- 6.0 768 67.9 64.6-71.1 162 14.2 11.9-16.8 159 13.5 11.4-16.0
6th-8th 636 18 2.7 1.6- 4.7 423 66.2 61.6-70.5 100 16.3 13.0-20.1 95 14.8 11.7-18.5
9th-12th* 884 25 3.5 2.2- 5.5 602 69.6 65.8-73.2 115 10.7 8.5-13.2 142 16.3 13.5-19.5
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 226 7 2.4 1.0- 5.4 149 64.3 56.1-71.8 40 20.0 13.9-28.0 30 13.3 8.8-19.5
Private 1,621 61 4.1 3.1- 5.5 1,143 70.9 68.2-73.5 223 14.1 12.1-16.3 194 10.8 9.2-12.7
Health Choice 180 8 4.4 1.9- 9.8 106 63.3 54.7-71.1 30 12.7 8.5-18.6 36 19.6 13.5-27.4
Medicaid 608 36 7.1 4.8-10.3 388 65.0 60.3-69.4 79 11.1 8.6-14.2 105 16.9 13.6-20.8
Other 327 14 5.6 3.0-10.2 220 66.6 60.0-72.5 46 12.6 9.0-17.3 47 15.2 10.9-20.8
No health insurance 246 8 3.0 1.3- 6.7 181 74.8 67.7-80.8 25 8.1 5.2-12.6 32 14.0 9.3-20.6
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 643 38 6.1 4.1- 8.9 411 65.8 61.3-70.1 90 12.6 9.9-15.9 104 15.5 12.5-19.2
No 2,480 93 4.4 3.5- 5.6 1,713 69.0 66.7-71.1 343 13.5 12.0-15.2 331 13.1 11.6-14.8

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*SHCN=Children with Special Health Care Needs

***Asked only of children ages 2 and older.
Prior to June 2009, biologically implausible values (BIVs) were included in the Weight-for-Age table. The table has now been updated and implausible values of height, weight or BMI were excluded from the results, using World Health Organization fixed exclusion ranges.

The SAS code for calculating Weight-for-Age 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 Weight-for-Age categories.

^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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