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2006 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 1,426 65 4.7 3.5- 6.3 936 65.4 62.3-68.4 218 15.6 13.4-18.0 207 14.3 12.2-16.6
GENDER
Male 748 37 5.2 3.5- 7.8 465 61.9 57.4-66.1 122 16.6 13.6-20.2 124 16.3 13.2-19.8
Female 678 28 4.2 2.7- 6.5 471 69.1 64.7-73.1 96 14.5 11.6-18.0 83 12.3 9.6-15.6
RACE
White 1,035 47 4.8 3.4- 6.7 711 68.9 65.4-72.2 154 15.0 12.6-17.9 123 11.3 9.2-13.8
African American 263 11 4.8 2.4- 9.2 151 57.6 50.5-64.4 42 16.0 11.5-21.9 59 21.6 16.4-27.9
Other Minorities 127 7 3.7 1.6- 8.1 73 58.5 47.6-68.7 22 19.7 12.0-30.5 25 18.2 11.5-27.6
HISPANIC
Yes 94 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5 60 59.5 46.6-71.2 19 26.8 16.5-40.5 12 11.9 6.4-21.2
No 1,329 62 4.9 3.6- 6.5 874 65.7 62.5-68.8 198 15.0 12.8-17.5 195 14.4 12.3-16.9
AGE GROUPS
10 through 11 317 23 7.4 4.6-11.7 168 54.7 48.1-61.1 71 21.1 16.3-26.8 55 16.9 12.5-22.4
12 through 14 506 21 4.4 2.6- 7.5 341 70.0 64.9-74.6 66 12.6 9.5-16.7 78 12.9 9.9-16.6
15 through 17 603 21 3.1 1.8- 5.3 427 68.3 63.5-72.8 81 14.7 11.5-18.6 74 13.8 10.7-17.8
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 79 5 8.2 3.1-20.4 44 48.8 35.8-62.1 14 19.8 11.0-33.1 16 23.1 13.2-37.4
H.S. 325 6 0.7 0.3- 1.6 191 58.9 52.2-65.3 62 20.6 15.6-26.8 66 19.8 15.1-25.5
Some College 351 20 5.8 3.4- 9.8 220 63.4 57.1-69.3 46 11.3 8.1-15.4 65 19.5 14.9-25.2
College Graduate 671 34 5.7 3.8- 8.4 481 71.5 67.1-75.5 96 14.9 11.8-18.5 60 8.0 5.9-10.7
SCHOOL
Public 1,261 54 4.6 3.3- 6.4 817 64.2 60.9-67.4 200 16.2 13.9-18.9 190 14.9 12.7-17.5
Private/Home 146 9 5.0 2.3-10.6 109 77.8 68.8-84.8 15 9.4 5.0-17.1 13 7.7 4.0-14.3
GRADE
4th-5th 227 19 8.3 4.8-13.8 121 54.3 46.5-61.9 47 20.5 14.9-27.5 40 16.9 11.9-23.4
6th-8th 506 23 5.0 3.1- 8.2 317 65.1 60.0-70.0 77 14.4 11.1-18.5 89 15.4 12.1-19.4
9th-12th* 671 21 2.8 1.6- 4.7 485 71.1 66.7-75.2 91 14.2 11.3-17.8 74 11.9 9.1-15.4
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 101 8 6.0 2.8-12.3 70 73.1 61.8-82.0 13 12.5 6.5-22.8 10 8.4 4.0-16.8
Private 801 38 5.4 3.6- 7.8 560 69.7 65.6-73.4 107 14.1 11.4-17.4 96 10.9 8.6-13.7
Health Choice 75 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 38 53.5 40.0-66.5 14 12.8 6.8-22.8 22 33.1 21.6-47.0
Medicaid 218 11 3.8 1.8- 7.8 113 51.5 43.4-59.6 51 24.1 17.9-31.8 43 20.5 14.6-28.1
Other 103 4 4.0 1.3-11.4 68 67.0 55.9-76.5 13 9.9 5.6-16.7 18 19.1 11.7-29.6
No health insurance 117 2 3.8 0.9-15.5 78 66.2 55.1-75.8 19 16.2 9.8-25.6 18 13.7 7.8-22.9
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 368 17 4.9 2.7- 8.6 228 59.3 53.0-65.3 58 17.5 13.2-22.9 65 18.3 14.0-23.5
No 1,028 47 4.5 3.2- 6.4 692 67.9 64.3-71.3 154 14.9 12.4-17.7 135 12.6 10.3-15.3

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*Includes those in college or other post high school education
**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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