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2007 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 2,562 93 4.4 3.5- 5.7 84 3.8 3.0- 5.0 213 8.3 7.1- 9.8 211 8.5 7.2-10.0 1,961 74.9 72.7-77.0
GENDER
Male 1,268 47 4.7 3.3- 6.5 46 4.4 3.1- 6.2 103 8.5 6.7-10.7 108 8.4 6.7-10.5 964 74.0 70.8-76.9
Female 1,294 46 4.2 2.9- 5.9 38 3.3 2.2- 4.8 110 8.2 6.5-10.2 103 8.6 6.8-10.7 997 75.8 72.8-78.7
RACE
White 1,879 60 3.7 2.7- 5.0 60 3.8 2.8- 5.2 134 6.8 5.5- 8.4 147 7.4 6.1- 8.9 1,478 78.3 75.9-80.6
African American 372 25 7.6 4.9-11.5 20 5.3 3.2- 8.6 44 11.8 8.6-16.1 38 10.8 7.6-15.1 245 64.5 58.7-70.0
Other Minorities 311 8 2.9 1.4- 6.1 4 1.5 0.4- 5.1 35 9.9 6.6-14.4 26 10.4 6.7-15.6 238 75.4 69.0-80.8
HISPANIC
Yes 231 3 1.4 0.4- 5.1 5 1.8 0.5- 6.1 20 9.0 5.5-14.3 19 10.8 6.7-17.1 184 77.0 69.7-83.0
No 2,327 90 4.8 3.7- 6.1 79 4.1 3.1- 5.3 193 8.3 7.0- 9.8 192 8.2 6.9- 9.7 1,773 74.6 72.3-76.8
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 552 8 1.3 0.5- 3.3 18 4.6 2.6- 7.8 40 5.8 4.0- 8.3 48 9.7 6.9-13.4 438 78.6 74.0-82.6
5 through 10 809 32 4.8 3.2- 7.2 24 3.5 2.2- 5.6 63 7.8 5.8-10.4 72 9.5 7.2-12.4 618 74.3 70.4-77.9
11 through 13 444 16 5.4 3.1- 9.3 18 4.4 2.5- 7.4 26 6.4 4.0-10.0 41 7.9 5.6-11.0 343 76.0 70.7-80.6
14 through 17 757 37 6.1 4.1- 9.0 24 3.2 1.9- 5.4 84 13.1 10.1-16.8 50 6.3 4.5- 8.8 562 71.2 66.8-75.3
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 162 8 3.0 1.2- 7.2 13 7.5 3.7-14.8 28 18.4 12.0-27.3 11 9.0 4.7-16.7 102 62.0 52.2-70.9
H.S. 533 34 7.6 5.1-11.1 29 5.7 3.7- 8.8 62 12.4 9.2-16.5 60 10.4 7.7-14.0 348 63.9 58.6-68.9
Some College 660 36 7.3 5.0-10.6 27 4.8 3.0- 7.5 74 10.0 7.5-13.1 70 9.7 7.3-12.8 453 68.3 63.6-72.6
College Graduate 1,204 15 1.6 0.9- 2.9 15 1.9 1.1- 3.4 49 4.0 2.9- 5.6 70 6.9 5.2- 9.0 1,055 85.5 82.8-87.9
SCHOOL
Public 1,761 83 5.9 4.6- 7.7 63 4.1 3.0- 5.5 157 9.4 7.8-11.3 144 8.6 7.0-10.4 1,314 72.0 69.2-74.6
Private/Home 266 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 5 1.9 0.7- 5.0 12 4.2 2.0- 8.8 16 5.5 3.0- 9.9 232 87.4 81.5-91.7
GRADE
Not In School 516 9 1.7 0.8- 3.8 15 4.1 2.2- 7.3 39 5.9 4.1- 8.6 50 10.1 7.2-13.8 403 78.2 73.4-82.3
K-5th 900 34 4.8 3.3- 7.1 29 4.1 2.7- 6.2 66 7.3 5.5- 9.7 75 9.1 7.0-11.8 696 74.7 70.9-78.1
6th-8th 448 15 5.4 3.1- 9.4 18 3.6 2.1- 6.0 32 7.4 4.9-10.9 39 7.9 5.5-11.1 344 75.8 70.6-80.3
9th-12th* 693 34 5.2 3.4- 7.9 22 3.4 2.0- 5.8 74 13.1 10.0-17.1 47 6.5 4.5- 9.2 516 71.7 67.1-76.0
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 134 2 4.0 0.9-15.8 2 0.9 0.2- 4.3 2 2.1 0.4-11.5 9 5.0 2.4-10.3 119 87.9 78.1-93.6
Private 1,388 27 2.0 1.2- 3.2 24 1.7 1.1- 2.8 65 5.1 3.8- 6.8 85 6.1 4.7- 7.9 1,187 85.0 82.5-87.3
Health Choice 105 5 6.7 2.7-15.6 8 10.6 5.0-21.0 24 21.0 12.7-32.5 12 12.7 6.6-22.9 56 49.1 37.5-60.7
Medicaid 577 45 9.6 6.9-13.2 38 7.4 5.1-10.8 94 14.1 11.1-17.7 70 12.1 9.2-15.8 330 56.8 51.7-61.7
Other 161 2 1.0 0.2- 3.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 4 1.6 0.6- 4.3 8 5.9 2.6-12.9 146 91.1 84.3-95.1
No health insurance 169 11 5.9 2.6-12.6 9 6.3 2.9-13.3 18 10.4 5.8-17.8 25 15.8 9.8-24.3 106 61.7 52.0-70.6
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 607 32 7.2 4.8-10.8 24 3.6 2.2- 5.7 70 11.8 9.0-15.5 61 11.5 8.6-15.3 420 65.8 60.8-70.5
No 1,890 59 3.6 2.6- 4.9 56 3.9 2.9- 5.3 137 7.3 5.9- 8.9 144 7.6 6.2- 9.2 1,494 77.6 75.1-79.9

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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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