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2006 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 2,964 96 3.5 2.8- 4.5 103 3.7 3.0- 4.7 342 13.0 11.5-14.6 236 8.5 7.3- 9.8 2,187 71.3 69.2-73.2
GENDER
Male 1,558 51 3.9 2.8- 5.4 48 3.4 2.4- 4.7 167 11.4 9.6-13.5 137 9.5 7.8-11.5 1,155 71.8 68.9-74.4
Female 1,406 45 3.1 2.2- 4.4 55 4.1 3.0- 5.5 175 14.6 12.4-17.1 99 7.4 5.9- 9.2 1,032 70.8 67.8-73.6
RACE
White 2,034 47 2.4 1.7- 3.2 60 3.2 2.4- 4.3 188 10.1 8.6-11.8 145 7.9 6.5- 9.5 1,594 76.4 74.1-78.6
African American 523 30 6.0 4.0- 9.0 30 5.4 3.6- 8.1 100 20.6 16.8-25.1 54 10.0 7.5-13.3 309 57.9 53.0-62.8
Other Minorities 401 19 5.4 3.0- 9.6 13 3.0 1.6- 5.6 54 13.7 10.0-18.3 37 8.8 6.0-12.7 278 69.1 63.2-74.4
HISPANIC
Yes 313 12 3.8 1.8- 7.7 10 3.4 1.6- 7.0 43 15.8 11.3-21.6 29 9.9 6.4-15.1 219 67.1 60.4-73.2
No 2,645 84 3.5 2.7- 4.5 93 3.8 3.0- 4.8 298 12.8 11.3-14.5 207 8.4 7.2- 9.8 1,963 71.5 69.4-73.6
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 674 13 1.4 0.8- 2.6 22 3.5 2.2- 5.5 88 15.5 12.3-19.3 55 7.9 5.8-10.7 496 71.7 67.4-75.7
5 through 10 929 39 4.7 3.3- 6.8 30 3.1 2.0- 4.8 95 11.7 9.3-14.5 76 8.9 6.9-11.4 689 71.6 68.0-75.0
11 through 13 542 19 4.1 2.4- 6.9 22 4.9 3.0- 7.9 67 13.5 10.3-17.5 44 6.9 4.8- 9.7 390 70.6 65.7-75.1
14 through 17 819 25 3.5 2.2- 5.7 29 4.0 2.6- 6.2 92 11.9 9.4-14.9 61 9.8 7.4-12.9 612 70.8 66.7-74.6
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 204 13 8.9 4.7-16.0 16 10.3 5.9-17.3 42 23.0 16.4-31.3 16 6.3 3.5-11.0 117 51.6 43.0-60.0
H.S. 602 33 4.4 2.9- 6.7 33 5.8 3.9- 8.7 105 18.5 14.9-22.7 54 10.6 7.8-14.2 377 60.6 55.7-65.4
Some College 742 35 5.4 3.7- 7.9 35 5.2 3.5- 7.6 120 20.2 16.7-24.2 83 10.7 8.4-13.6 469 58.4 54.0-62.7
College Graduate 1,412 15 1.5 0.9- 2.8 19 1.3 0.8- 2.3 75 5.8 4.5- 7.5 83 6.8 5.3- 8.6 1,220 84.5 82.0-86.8
SCHOOL
Public 2,012 74 4.2 3.2- 5.5 74 4.1 3.1- 5.4 234 12.9 11.1-14.8 163 8.8 7.4-10.5 1,467 70.1 67.5-72.5
Private/Home 236 5 3.2 1.1- 8.6 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6 10 4.9 2.3-10.3 16 8.4 4.8-14.4 201 82.6 75.3-88.0
GRADE
Not In School 716 17 2.0 1.2- 3.5 25 3.7 2.4- 5.8 98 15.8 12.7-19.5 57 7.7 5.7-10.2 519 70.8 66.6-74.7
K-5th 821 34 5.1 3.4- 7.4 27 3.2 2.0- 5.1 94 12.9 10.3-16.0 66 8.8 6.7-11.4 600 70.1 66.1-73.8
6th-8th 550 16 2.9 1.6- 5.1 20 4.9 2.9- 8.0 69 13.4 10.2-17.3 47 7.7 5.5-10.6 398 71.2 66.3-75.7
9th-12th* 708 21 3.3 1.9- 5.6 25 3.8 2.4- 6.0 69 10.6 8.1-13.9 52 9.9 7.3-13.3 541 72.4 68.0-76.4
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 188 4 1.7 0.6- 4.8 3 1.2 0.4- 4.0 12 7.3 3.6-14.0 14 8.4 4.6-14.7 155 81.4 73.6-87.3
Private 1,555 21 1.9 1.2- 3.1 24 1.7 1.1- 2.8 125 9.1 7.5-11.1 104 6.9 5.5- 8.5 1,281 80.4 77.8-82.7
Health Choice 133 13 8.6 4.5-15.8 16 13.4 7.8-22.2 26 21.4 13.9-31.5 15 8.9 5.1-15.1 63 47.7 37.6-58.0
Medicaid 628 46 7.6 5.4-10.6 43 7.1 5.1-10.0 128 22.1 18.3-26.4 67 11.2 8.5-14.6 344 51.9 47.2-56.7
Other 211 3 1.3 0.4- 4.1 2 1.1 0.3- 4.5 11 6.0 2.9-12.1 12 8.4 4.5-15.2 183 83.2 75.5-88.8
No health insurance 226 8 2.8 1.3- 5.8 14 5.8 2.9-11.1 37 18.5 13.0-25.8 23 11.6 7.3-18.0 144 61.3 53.2-68.9
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 662 31 5.2 3.5- 7.6 37 6.5 4.5- 9.4 89 15.4 12.2-19.2 56 8.9 6.6-11.9 449 64.0 59.4-68.4
No 2,230 63 3.1 2.3- 4.2 62 2.9 2.2- 3.9 244 12.2 10.6-14.0 174 8.4 7.1- 9.9 1,687 73.4 71.1-75.6

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