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2006 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

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 2,468 92 4.0 3.1- 5.1 1,612 64.9 62.5-67.3 396 16.5 14.7-18.5 368 14.5 12.9-16.4
GENDER
Male 1,261 40 3.0 2.1- 4.4 767 61.7 58.2-65.0 231 18.7 16.1-21.6 223 16.6 14.2-19.3
Female 1,207 52 5.0 3.6- 6.9 845 68.3 64.9-71.6 165 14.3 11.9-17.0 145 12.4 10.2-15.0
RACE
White 1,711 63 3.9 2.9- 5.3 1,157 67.6 64.7-70.3 279 16.8 14.6-19.2 212 11.7 9.9-13.7
African American 348 9 3.1 1.4- 6.5 205 58.9 52.8-64.8 47 13.9 10.1-18.8 87 24.1 19.3-29.6
Other Minorities 408 20 5.4 3.2- 8.8 249 62.0 55.9-67.7 70 18.8 14.4-24.1 69 13.8 10.2-18.6
HISPANIC
Yes 216 14 6.8 3.7-12.0 144 64.4 56.1-71.9 31 17.3 11.7-24.9 27 11.5 7.2-17.9
No 2,247 78 3.7 2.8- 4.8 1,465 65.0 62.5-67.5 364 16.4 14.6-18.5 340 14.9 13.1-16.8
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 385 17 4.4 2.4- 7.9 255 66.0 59.9-71.6 67 16.9 12.9-21.8 46 12.7 9.0-17.7
5 through 9 682 26 3.5 2.2- 5.6 443 64.9 60.3-69.2 118 18.5 15.1-22.5 95 13.1 10.3-16.5
10 through 11 290 15 6.7 3.7-11.8 186 65.0 57.9-71.5 47 16.4 11.8-22.5 42 11.8 8.1-16.9
12 through 14 515 19 4.0 2.3- 6.7 325 63.1 57.6-68.3 83 16.0 12.3-20.5 88 17.0 13.2-21.5
15 through 17 596 15 2.7 1.5- 4.7 403 65.8 60.7-70.6 81 13.9 10.6-18.0 97 17.6 14.0-22.0
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 138 11 10.0 5.1-18.9 81 59.5 48.9-69.3 18 16.7 10.0-26.6 28 13.7 8.5-21.3
H.S. 410 21 5.0 3.2- 7.9 233 54.5 48.3-60.6 73 16.6 12.5-21.6 83 23.9 18.7-29.9
Some College 623 19 2.9 1.7- 4.8 383 63.5 58.6-68.1 111 18.3 14.7-22.5 110 15.4 12.4-19.0
College Graduate 1,292 41 3.5 2.4- 5.2 914 69.4 66.2-72.5 193 15.7 13.4-18.5 144 11.3 9.3-13.7
SCHOOL
Public 1,834 65 3.8 2.8- 5.1 1,186 64.8 62.0-67.5 284 15.6 13.6-17.9 299 15.8 13.8-18.0
Private/Home 262 9 3.6 1.6- 7.9 181 65.6 57.9-72.5 52 23.7 17.6-31.2 20 7.1 4.2-11.9
GRADE
Not In School 363 17 4.9 2.7- 8.7 241 65.5 59.2-71.3 58 15.8 11.8-20.8 47 13.9 9.8-19.3
K-5th 905 37 4.3 2.9- 6.3 592 65.5 61.6-69.3 154 18.1 15.1-21.5 122 12.1 9.8-14.9
6th-8th 475 22 4.8 2.9- 7.8 296 63.1 57.4-68.4 79 16.4 12.6-21.1 78 15.7 11.9-20.3
9th-12th* 724 16 2.4 1.4- 4.1 482 65.0 60.4-69.3 105 14.5 11.5-18.2 121 18.1 14.7-22.0
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 118 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 86 70.4 58.4-80.1 16 15.8 8.6-27.3 15 13.4 7.1-23.7
Private 1,395 43 3.1 2.2- 4.4 952 68.7 65.6-71.6 226 16.0 13.7-18.5 174 12.3 10.3-14.6
Health Choice 117 3 3.8 1.2-12.0 68 51.5 40.3-62.5 22 25.7 16.5-37.8 24 19.0 11.7-29.2
Medicaid 460 33 6.9 4.6-10.4 253 54.5 48.8-60.2 70 17.4 13.3-22.3 104 21.1 16.9-26.1
Other 219 6 4.2 1.6-10.4 151 72.8 65.0-79.3 36 12.3 8.6-17.3 26 10.7 6.4-17.4
No health insurance 142 6 5.1 1.8-13.3 92 64.4 53.8-73.8 22 16.9 10.4-26.4 22 13.6 8.0-22.2
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 260 18 6.8 3.9-11.5 152 61.5 54.1-68.5 38 11.5 7.9-16.5 52 20.2 14.7-27.1
No 2,186 74 3.7 2.8- 4.9 1,445 65.2 62.6-67.7 357 17.2 15.3-19.4 310 13.9 12.2-15.8

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*Includes those in college or other post high school education
**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 cell sizes less than 50. 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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