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2007 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight

Weight-for-Age Categories***

Children ages 3 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 2,083 80 3.7 2.9- 4.9 1,396 67.4 64.8-69.8 330 15.9 14.0-18.0 277 13.0 11.3-14.9
GENDER
Male 1,029 39 4.0 2.7- 5.7 664 66.5 62.9-70.0 163 15.4 12.9-18.3 163 14.1 11.7-16.9
Female 1,054 41 3.5 2.4- 5.1 732 68.3 64.6-71.7 167 16.4 13.7-19.5 114 11.8 9.5-14.6
RACE
White 1,576 56 3.5 2.5- 4.8 1,093 71.2 68.4-73.9 242 14.9 12.9-17.3 185 10.4 8.7-12.3
African American 282 11 4.1 2.2- 7.6 168 59.3 52.6-65.7 48 16.9 12.4-22.6 55 19.7 14.8-25.6
Other Minorities 225 13 4.7 2.5- 8.5 135 58.9 50.9-66.5 40 19.7 13.9-27.1 37 16.7 11.7-23.3
HISPANIC
Yes 160 9 4.3 2.1- 8.9 95 56.7 47.3-65.7 31 23.9 16.6-33.2 25 15.0 9.7-22.7
No 1,920 71 3.7 2.8- 4.9 1,298 68.4 65.8-70.9 299 15.1 13.2-17.3 252 12.8 11.1-14.8
AGE GROUPS
3 through 4 237 11 4.0 2.1- 7.7 162 73.0 65.9-79.1 48 17.7 12.6-24.2 16 5.3 2.9- 9.4
5 through 10 716 36 4.8 3.2- 7.0 494 68.9 64.6-72.9 91 13.3 10.5-16.8 95 13.0 10.3-16.3
11 through 13 417 16 3.8 2.1- 6.7 254 61.8 55.9-67.3 75 18.3 14.1-23.4 72 16.2 12.4-20.9
14 through 17 713 17 2.2 1.1- 4.1 486 67.2 62.6-71.5 116 16.8 13.5-20.7 94 13.9 10.9-17.6
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 126 6 2.2 0.9- 5.4 77 59.4 48.1-69.8 23 20.9 13.0-31.7 20 17.5 10.3-28.1
H.S. 427 22 4.7 2.9- 7.6 258 60.5 54.5-66.2 67 17.7 13.4-23.1 80 17.1 13.1-22.0
Some College 552 17 2.5 1.4- 4.6 362 66.2 61.1-70.9 99 17.7 14.1-22.0 74 13.6 10.4-17.5
College Graduate 976 34 4.2 2.8- 6.2 699 72.3 68.8-75.6 141 13.4 11.0-16.2 102 10.1 8.0-12.6
SCHOOL
Public 1,613 61 3.8 2.7- 5.1 1,059 65.5 62.5-68.3 256 16.0 13.9-18.4 237 14.7 12.7-17.0
Private/Home 249 7 2.8 1.2- 6.0 187 75.9 68.9-81.7 31 12.8 8.5-19.0 24 8.5 5.3-13.4
GRADE
Not In School 203 11 4.7 2.4- 8.9 138 71.4 63.5-78.2 40 18.3 12.7-25.7 14 5.6 3.0-10.3
K-5th 802 38 4.5 3.1- 6.6 550 69.5 65.5-73.3 111 13.8 11.1-17.1 103 12.1 9.6-15.1
6th-8th 422 16 3.6 2.0- 6.5 260 60.4 54.5-66.0 72 17.6 13.5-22.6 74 18.3 14.2-23.4
9th-12th* 652 15 2.1 1.0- 4.3 445 67.7 62.9-72.2 106 17.0 13.5-21.1 86 13.2 10.1-16.9
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 108 4 7.0 2.2-20.1 79 66.8 53.9-77.7 13 12.2 6.0-23.2 12 13.9 7.3-25.0
Private 1,180 45 3.8 2.7- 5.4 828 71.3 68.0-74.4 176 14.6 12.2-17.3 131 10.3 8.4-12.6
Health Choice 92 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 56 60.6 48.3-71.8 15 15.8 9.2-25.9 20 22.6 14.0-34.3
Medicaid 406 22 4.4 2.6- 7.2 239 58.2 52.2-64.0 74 19.8 15.4-25.2 71 17.5 13.3-22.8
Other 133 5 3.3 1.1- 9.5 103 78.2 68.4-85.6 20 14.2 8.4-23.0 5 4.3 1.6-11.3
No health insurance 142 3 1.3 0.4- 4.0 78 60.9 50.8-70.2 28 17.0 10.9-25.5 33 20.8 14.1-29.7
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 526 24 5.2 3.2- 8.4 344 65.3 60.1-70.2 79 15.9 12.4-20.2 79 13.6 10.4-17.5
No 1,507 53 3.2 2.3- 4.4 1,025 68.2 65.2-71.1 242 15.8 13.6-18.3 187 12.8 10.8-15.0

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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 3 and older.
Prior to March 4, 2009, the weight table posted on this page was mislabeled, "Body Mass Index for Age and Gender." The table has since been corrected and updated here. The table contains Weight-for-Age categories, not BMI, which is calculated using both weight AND height.

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 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 Weight-for-Age include the corrected weights obtained from these callbacks.

^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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