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2007 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight

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

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Guessed at weight Used bathroom scale Weighed at doctor's office Weighed 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 1,775 138 8.3 6.8-10.1 594 32.5 29.9-35.3 878 50.2 47.3-53.2 97 5.4 4.2- 6.9 68 3.5 2.6- 4.8
GENDER
Male 901 61 7.6 5.7-10.2 298 31.7 28.1-35.6 450 50.6 46.5-54.8 63 6.9 5.1- 9.3 29 3.1 1.9- 5.0
Female 874 77 9.0 6.9-11.6 296 33.3 29.5-37.3 428 49.8 45.7-54.0 34 3.9 2.6- 5.7 39 4.0 2.7- 5.9
RACE
White 1,352 98 7.5 5.9- 9.4 494 37.9 34.7-41.2 653 47.4 44.1-50.8 65 4.8 3.5- 6.5 42 2.4 1.6- 3.5
African American 268 32 11.5 7.9-16.4 53 17.3 12.8-22.8 152 61.2 54.4-67.6 18 5.6 3.3- 9.3 13 4.5 2.3- 8.3
Other Minorities 155 8 6.3 2.7-13.7 47 31.4 23.0-41.3 73 43.2 34.0-53.0 14 9.4 5.2-16.6 13 9.6 5.0-17.8
HISPANIC
Yes 99 4 6.8 2.3-18.1 30 31.9 21.7-44.2 49 46.4 34.8-58.4 7 4.8 2.0-10.9 9 10.2 4.6-21.0
No 1,672 134 8.4 6.9-10.2 561 32.5 29.7-35.3 829 50.6 47.6-53.6 89 5.5 4.2- 7.0 59 3.1 2.2- 4.2
AGE GROUPS
6 through 7 255 17 7.5 4.4-12.5 108 36.1 29.4-43.3 122 51.9 44.5-59.3 5 2.6 0.9- 6.8 3 2.0 0.6- 6.7
8 through 9 247 17 7.9 4.6-13.3 82 32.7 26.0-40.2 133 54.7 47.1-62.1 10 3.1 1.4- 6.7 5 1.6 0.6- 4.5
10 through 11 266 18 6.2 3.5-10.7 87 33.7 27.1-41.1 140 52.1 44.7-59.5 11 3.3 1.7- 6.5 10 4.6 2.2- 9.3
12 through 14 434 40 9.6 6.7-13.5 138 31.0 26.0-36.6 204 47.5 41.7-53.4 30 7.5 5.0-11.3 22 4.3 2.6- 7.0
15 through 17 573 46 9.1 6.4-12.8 179 30.7 26.1-35.8 279 47.8 42.5-53.1 41 7.9 5.3-11.6 28 4.4 2.6- 7.3
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 100 5 8.5 3.2-20.9 25 30.7 20.1-43.9 53 44.3 32.5-56.7 6 3.9 1.6- 9.2 11 12.6 6.3-23.6
H.S. 370 32 7.9 5.2-11.6 112 29.1 23.7-35.2 183 51.3 44.8-57.7 25 7.0 4.4-11.0 18 4.8 2.6- 8.6
Some College 471 42 10.8 7.6-15.2 154 29.1 24.4-34.3 238 51.5 45.8-57.2 28 7.4 4.7-11.4 9 1.2 0.5- 2.7
College Graduate 834 59 7.0 5.2- 9.2 303 36.3 32.3-40.4 404 49.8 45.6-54.0 38 3.7 2.5- 5.4 30 3.2 2.1- 5.1
SCHOOL
Public 1,558 126 8.7 7.1-10.6 503 31.2 28.4-34.1 779 50.7 47.5-53.8 90 5.6 4.3- 7.2 60 3.8 2.7- 5.2
Private/Home 199 11 5.8 2.7-12.0 85 41.0 32.9-49.5 90 47.4 39.0-55.9 7 4.6 2.0-10.4 6 1.3 0.5- 3.1
GRADE
K-5th 767 52 7.2 5.2- 9.8 277 34.2 30.3-38.4 394 52.8 48.5-57.1 26 3.0 1.9- 4.8 18 2.7 1.6- 4.7
6th-8th 349 31 10.3 6.9-14.9 103 28.7 23.3-34.8 172 49.3 42.8-55.8 27 8.2 5.3-12.6 16 3.6 2.0- 6.3
9th-12th 650 55 8.9 6.4-12.2 211 32.2 27.8-37.0 306 46.4 41.5-51.4 44 7.5 5.2-10.9 34 4.9 3.1- 7.7
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 104 8 8.2 3.7-17.4 38 35.5 24.5-48.2 47 43.1 31.4-55.6 5 6.8 2.3-18.9 6 6.4 2.2-16.9
Private 1,003 78 8.9 6.8-11.4 363 35.7 32.1-39.5 476 47.6 43.7-51.5 50 4.6 3.3- 6.5 36 3.2 2.1- 4.9
Health Choice 94 5 3.4 1.2- 9.3 24 32.5 21.7-45.7 59 61.0 48.2-72.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 5 2.9 1.0- 8.0
Medicaid 321 22 7.7 4.7-12.1 72 19.2 14.7-24.7 205 65.7 59.1-71.7 17 6.3 3.6-10.9 5 1.2 0.4- 3.4
Other 110 10 6.5 3.2-12.9 47 45.1 33.9-56.9 44 38.7 28.0-50.7 7 6.8 2.8-15.5 2 2.8 0.7-11.3
No health insurance 117 9 5.4 2.5-11.1 43 40.3 29.2-52.4 37 27.2 18.5-38.1 15 12.0 6.6-20.7 13 15.2 7.9-27.2
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 496 30 6.9 4.5-10.5 102 18.3 14.6-22.7 337 69.6 64.3-74.4 14 2.3 1.2- 4.3 13 2.9 1.5- 5.6
No 1,244 104 8.6 6.9-10.7 485 38.5 35.1-41.9 520 42.4 38.9-45.9 81 6.7 5.1- 8.7 54 3.9 2.7- 5.5

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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 weight.

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

Those adults who derived the child's weight from a bathroom scale, 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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