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2007 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

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How did you arrive at (CHILD)'s height? Would you say…***

(Results for school-age children, ages 6 to 17.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Guessed at height Used tape measure/yard stick Measured at doctor's office Measured at school Some other way
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,682 214 12.9 11.0-15.1 510 29.6 27.0-32.5 798 47.6 44.6-50.7 115 7.4 5.9- 9.1 45 2.5 1.7- 3.5
GENDER
Male 855 92 11.5 9.0-14.5 274 30.7 26.9-34.6 401 46.3 42.1-50.6 68 9.1 6.9-12.0 20 2.4 1.5- 3.9
Female 827 122 14.4 11.7-17.7 236 28.6 24.9-32.6 397 49.0 44.7-53.3 47 5.5 3.9- 7.7 25 2.5 1.6- 4.0
RACE
White 1,306 151 11.2 9.2-13.4 445 35.0 31.8-38.3 596 44.7 41.4-48.2 81 6.8 5.1- 8.8 33 2.4 1.6- 3.6
African American 239 43 18.2 13.2-24.5 35 13.0 8.9-18.6 134 58.8 51.5-65.8 21 8.0 4.9-12.8 6 1.9 0.8- 4.8
Other Minorities 137 20 13.8 7.9-23.0 30 28.5 19.4-39.7 68 42.6 32.8-53.0 13 10.6 5.7-18.9 6 4.6 1.9-10.5
HISPANIC
Yes 83 12 13.2 6.4-25.4 21 33.3 21.6-47.5 40 43.2 30.8-56.5 7 6.1 2.6-13.8 3 4.2 1.3-12.3
No 1,595 202 12.9 11.0-15.1 485 29.3 26.6-32.2 758 48.0 44.9-51.1 108 7.4 5.9- 9.3 42 2.4 1.6- 3.4
AGE GROUPS
6 through 7 205 26 12.0 7.6-18.5 90 40.2 32.3-48.6 81 42.7 34.5-51.3 7 4.5 1.9-10.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6
8 through 9 218 22 10.6 6.5-17.0 87 39.5 31.8-47.6 95 43.9 36.1-52.0 11 4.7 2.3- 9.2 3 1.3 0.4- 4.5
10 through 11 249 34 14.4 9.7-20.9 95 35.8 28.9-43.4 100 41.2 33.8-49.0 14 6.5 3.4-12.1 6 2.0 0.7- 5.5
12 through 14 427 61 14.9 11.2-19.5 119 27.2 22.3-32.7 203 48.1 42.2-54.0 34 7.9 5.3-11.5 10 1.9 0.9- 3.9
15 through 17 583 71 11.8 8.8-15.7 119 18.0 14.5-22.1 319 55.3 50.1-60.5 49 10.1 7.2-14.1 25 4.7 3.0- 7.4
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 90 16 17.7 9.6-30.3 19 23.5 14.0-36.8 44 47.5 34.6-60.8 4 3.3 1.1- 9.2 7 8.0 3.4-17.7
H.S. 336 58 16.6 12.2-22.3 87 22.6 17.5-28.6 154 49.0 42.3-55.7 28 9.6 6.2-14.6 9 2.3 1.1- 4.7
Some College 447 58 14.0 10.3-18.7 128 27.4 22.6-32.8 221 47.4 41.6-53.3 32 9.6 6.4-14.2 8 1.6 0.7- 3.5
College Graduate 809 82 10.2 7.9-13.1 276 34.5 30.5-38.7 379 47.2 43.0-51.6 51 5.7 4.1- 7.8 21 2.4 1.4- 3.9
SCHOOL
Public 1,474 195 13.6 11.5-15.9 428 28.2 25.4-31.2 705 47.8 44.6-51.0 107 7.9 6.3- 9.8 39 2.6 1.8- 3.7
Private/Home 191 17 8.5 4.8-14.8 81 41.4 33.2-50.2 82 44.7 36.3-53.4 7 4.3 1.8-10.3 4 1.0 0.4- 2.9
GRADE
K-5th 671 82 12.5 9.7-15.9 271 38.2 33.8-42.8 276 42.6 38.1-47.3 32 5.3 3.5- 8.0 10 1.4 0.7- 2.8
6th-8th 341 50 16.1 11.9-21.5 91 25.2 20.0-31.2 164 48.9 42.3-55.4 28 8.1 5.3-12.3 8 1.8 0.8- 3.9
9th-12th 661 81 11.1 8.5-14.5 146 20.8 17.2-24.9 353 53.8 48.9-58.7 54 9.7 7.0-13.3 27 4.5 2.9- 6.9
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 99 13 12.6 6.4-23.3 37 36.0 24.7-49.1 41 42.1 30.2-55.0 6 7.8 2.7-20.1 2 1.6 0.4- 6.3
Private 962 113 12.8 10.3-15.7 304 31.8 28.2-35.6 456 46.7 42.8-50.6 67 6.5 4.8- 8.6 22 2.3 1.4- 3.7
Health Choice 95 12 9.1 4.8-16.6 24 29.7 19.3-42.8 54 54.1 41.6-66.1 4 5.9 1.9-17.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0
Medicaid 293 41 14.8 10.4-20.7 64 19.2 14.3-25.3 159 54.5 47.3-61.6 18 8.7 5.2-14.3 11 2.7 1.4- 5.4
Other 104 8 5.1 2.4-10.6 41 38.2 27.2-50.4 43 43.9 32.2-56.3 9 10.0 4.9-19.2 3 2.8 0.8-10.0
No health insurance 106 21 15.8 8.9-26.7 36 35.1 24.3-47.7 33 31.8 21.3-44.4 11 11.9 6.1-21.9 5 5.4 2.0-13.7
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 473 49 10.2 7.3-14.3 111 21.4 17.2-26.3 293 64.1 58.5-69.3 20 4.2 2.6- 7.0 0 0.0 . - .
No 1,176 160 13.7 11.4-16.4 392 33.3 30.0-36.8 485 40.7 37.2-44.3 94 8.8 6.9-11.1 45 3.5 2.5- 4.9

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*Includes those in college or other post high school education
**SHCN=Children with Special Health Care Needs

***First asked in 2007, this CHAMP survey question addresses the validity of adult/parent reporting of child height.

For those adults who reported that their child told them his/her height, or that they guessed at the child's height,
or that the child was measured more than six months ago, or that they didn't know the child's height,
these adults were called back to obtain the corrected height.

Those adults who derived the child's height from a ruler/ yardstick, school, or doctor's office, were NOT called back.

^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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