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2008 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

BMI-for-Age Weight Status 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 1,390 73 6.0 4.5- 7.8 865 61.3 57.9-64.5 244 17.6 15.2-20.3 208 15.2 12.9-17.8
GENDER
Male 725 37 5.8 3.9- 8.4 421 58.0 53.3-62.5 132 16.9 13.8-20.5 135 19.4 15.9-23.4
Female 665 36 6.1 4.1- 9.1 444 64.7 60.0-69.2 112 18.3 14.8-22.5 73 10.8 8.3-14.0
RACE
White 972 60 7.3 5.4- 9.7 631 65.0 61.2-68.7 160 15.7 13.0-18.7 121 12.0 9.7-14.9
African American 217 3 2.5 0.8- 8.2 120 56.6 48.7-64.2 44 20.2 14.5-27.4 50 20.6 15.3-27.3
Other Minorities 201 10 5.4 2.4-11.8 114 50.8 41.8-59.7 40 22.5 15.6-31.3 37 21.3 14.6-30.0
HISPANIC
Yes 93 8 8.7 3.7-19.2 53 48.7 36.4-61.1 20 24.0 14.7-36.8 12 18.6 10.2-31.4
No 1,294 65 5.7 4.3- 7.7 810 62.3 58.9-65.6 224 17.1 14.6-19.8 195 14.9 12.6-17.5
AGE GROUPS
10 through 11 285 22 9.5 5.8-15.2 154 52.8 45.5-59.9 54 20.3 14.9-26.9 55 17.4 12.7-23.4
12 through 14 511 19 4.4 2.5- 7.4 321 63.7 58.2-68.8 93 16.4 12.8-20.7 78 15.5 11.9-20.0
15 through 17 594 32 5.3 3.5- 8.1 390 64.0 58.9-68.8 97 17.1 13.5-21.4 75 13.6 10.4-17.6
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 53 6 12.7 4.6-30.4 21 37.8 22.8-55.7 13 19.8 9.8-36.1 13 29.6 16.2-47.8
H.S. 254 9 3.0 1.4- 6.2 144 54.4 46.3-62.3 57 23.8 17.4-31.7 44 18.8 13.2-26.1
Some College 364 20 7.3 4.3-12.2 214 54.9 48.3-61.4 62 18.8 14.1-24.7 68 19.0 14.4-24.6
College Graduate 718 38 5.8 4.0- 8.5 486 67.9 63.5-72.0 112 15.0 12.0-18.4 82 11.3 8.7-14.6
SCHOOL
Public 1,226 65 5.9 4.4- 8.0 753 60.2 56.6-63.6 215 17.5 15.0-20.4 193 16.4 13.9-19.2
Private/Home 154 7 5.7 2.6-12.1 107 69.0 59.3-77.3 27 18.6 11.9-27.9 13 6.7 3.4-12.6
GRADE
4th-5th 195 17 10.9 6.3-18.1 110 54.9 46.1-63.4 27 15.4 9.8-23.4 41 18.8 13.0-26.5
6th-8th 471 20 4.4 2.6- 7.6 283 60.9 55.1-66.3 97 19.5 15.4-24.4 71 15.2 11.5-19.8
9th-12th* 723 36 5.4 3.6- 8.0 472 63.7 59.2-68.1 119 16.8 13.6-20.7 96 14.0 11.1-17.6
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 66 3 2.8 0.9- 8.6 46 74.6 61.0-84.7 7 9.9 4.0-22.6 10 12.7 6.3-23.7
Private 797 45 6.3 4.5- 8.7 518 64.9 60.6-68.9 133 16.5 13.5-20.0 101 12.4 9.8-15.5
Health Choice 79 0 0.0 . - . 40 54.3 40.5-67.5 19 21.7 12.6-34.8 20 23.9 14.0-37.8
Medicaid 206 10 4.1 2.0- 8.3 106 52.3 43.6-60.9 45 22.0 15.5-30.1 45 21.6 15.4-29.3
Other 134 5 5.3 1.7-15.4 96 70.9 59.4-80.2 20 14.5 8.1-24.6 13 9.3 4.5-18.4
No health insurance 94 9 13.2 5.8-27.1 51 44.5 32.6-57.1 17 18.3 10.1-30.8 17 24.0 14.0-38.1
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 159 10 5.3 2.6-10.6 83 51.9 42.1-61.6 33 18.6 12.4-27.0 33 24.2 16.1-34.6
No 1,221 63 6.1 4.5- 8.2 774 62.3 58.8-65.7 211 17.6 15.0-20.6 173 14.0 11.7-16.6

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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 2,683 children (ages 2 -17), 768 were flagged to be called back of which 77 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 cell sizes less than 50. 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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