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2007 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight

BMI-for-Age 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 1,243 53 4.1 3.0- 5.6 787 62.3 58.8-65.6 231 19.9 17.1-22.9 172 13.8 11.5-16.4
GENDER
Male 627 33 5.8 3.8- 8.5 375 59.7 54.7-64.4 116 18.9 15.3-23.2 103 15.6 12.4-19.5
Female 616 20 2.4 1.4- 4.0 412 64.9 59.9-69.6 115 20.8 16.9-25.3 69 11.9 8.9-15.7
RACE
White 941 43 4.4 3.1- 6.3 620 66.0 62.1-69.7 162 18.9 15.8-22.4 116 10.7 8.5-13.3
African American 190 4 1.7 0.5- 5.1 111 58.9 50.5-66.8 35 17.9 12.4-25.2 40 21.5 15.4-29.1
Other Minorities 112 6 7.5 2.9-17.9 56 44.1 33.0-55.9 34 31.6 22.0-43.1 16 16.7 9.4-28.0
HISPANIC
Yes 80 4 7.2 2.3-20.7 39 45.7 32.6-59.5 26 29.2 18.9-42.2 11 17.8 9.1-31.9
No 1,161 49 3.8 2.8- 5.3 746 63.6 60.0-67.0 205 19.1 16.3-22.2 161 13.5 11.2-16.1
AGE GROUPS
10 124 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0 68 53.8 42.9-64.4 32 27.5 18.7-38.5 20 16.4 9.7-26.5
11 through 13 412 24 5.3 3.3- 8.2 235 60.5 54.6-66.0 87 19.7 15.5-24.8 66 14.6 10.9-19.2
14 through 17 707 25 3.6 2.2- 6.0 484 65.4 60.7-69.9 112 18.3 14.7-22.5 86 12.6 9.7-16.2
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 81 5 5.8 1.6-19.1 34 41.8 28.5-56.4 28 24.9 15.6-37.3 14 27.5 15.6-43.6
H.S. 256 11 4.0 2.0- 7.8 142 55.7 47.7-63.4 55 23.7 17.3-31.6 48 16.6 11.7-23.0
Some College 333 16 4.8 2.6- 8.5 204 56.7 49.8-63.3 58 21.6 16.3-28.0 55 17.0 12.5-22.7
College Graduate 573 21 3.5 2.1- 5.6 407 71.7 66.9-76.1 90 16.3 12.8-20.5 55 8.5 6.1-11.6
SCHOOL
Public 1,097 43 3.7 2.6- 5.4 688 61.5 57.7-65.1 208 20.4 17.5-23.7 158 14.4 11.9-17.3
Private/Home 130 9 7.2 3.6-13.9 88 68.1 57.8-76.9 21 16.0 9.7-25.3 12 8.7 4.4-16.5
GRADE
4th-5th 176 8 4.4 2.0- 9.1 100 57.8 48.5-66.6 38 22.4 15.5-31.1 30 15.5 9.9-23.3
6th-8th 417 21 4.3 2.6- 7.0 243 60.3 54.4-65.9 88 19.9 15.6-24.9 65 15.5 11.7-20.2
9th-12th* 647 24 3.9 2.3- 6.4 441 65.1 60.1-69.8 105 19.1 15.3-23.6 77 11.9 9.0-15.6
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 75 3 2.6 0.7- 9.1 50 66.5 52.4-78.2 14 21.6 12.0-35.7 8 9.3 4.3-18.8
Private 710 36 5.4 3.8- 7.8 484 68.1 63.7-72.3 106 15.5 12.3-19.3 84 10.9 8.4-14.1
Health Choice 63 3 2.1 0.5- 8.1 32 52.6 37.4-67.4 16 25.7 14.6-41.1 12 19.5 10.3-34.0
Medicaid 206 4 0.8 0.3- 2.8 105 49.2 40.8-57.7 55 28.6 21.6-37.0 42 21.3 14.9-29.5
Other 68 4 4.3 1.4-12.4 52 76.0 62.0-86.1 8 10.5 4.9-21.3 4 9.2 3.2-23.7
No health insurance 102 3 6.3 1.7-21.0 51 45.6 33.6-58.1 31 32.6 21.8-45.7 17 15.5 8.9-25.5
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 347 13 3.3 1.8- 5.9 211 64.2 57.8-70.1 67 19.9 15.1-25.7 56 12.6 9.3-17.0
No 873 38 4.1 2.8- 6.0 565 61.9 57.7-65.9 158 19.7 16.5-23.4 112 14.3 11.5-17.7

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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.

For some participants, callbacks were made to obtain more accurate height and weight measurements (see "arrive at child's height/weight" tables). Out of 2,297 children, ages 3 to 17, 648 were flagged to be called back of which 82 percent were successfully updated with new height/weight information. The calculations of BMI-for-Age Categories include the corrected heights & weights obtained from these callbacks for children 10 and 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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