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2008 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 2,838 113 4.4 3.5- 5.5 130 4.6 3.7- 5.7 342 12.6 11.2-14.3 402 15.0 13.4-16.8 1,851 63.3 61.1-65.5
GENDER
Male 1,463 67 5.0 3.8- 6.7 70 4.8 3.6- 6.3 170 12.0 10.0-14.2 202 14.3 12.1-16.7 954 63.9 60.8-67.0
Female 1,375 46 3.7 2.6- 5.4 60 4.4 3.2- 6.1 172 13.4 11.2-15.8 200 15.9 13.6-18.5 897 62.6 59.3-65.8
RACE
White 1,924 63 3.6 2.7- 4.9 71 3.6 2.7- 4.8 171 8.4 7.0-10.0 260 13.5 11.8-15.5 1,359 70.8 68.2-73.2
African American 408 26 6.9 4.5-10.5 34 8.3 5.7-12.0 79 18.9 14.8-23.8 62 17.0 13.0-21.8 207 48.9 43.2-54.6
Other Minorities 505 24 4.1 2.5- 6.7 25 3.5 2.1- 5.9 92 19.8 15.7-24.7 80 18.0 14.0-22.8 284 54.5 48.9-59.9
HISPANIC
Yes 286 10 3.6 1.8- 7.3 13 3.6 1.8- 7.3 54 19.5 14.3-26.0 55 21.3 15.9-27.9 154 51.9 44.7-59.0
No 2,545 102 4.5 3.5- 5.7 117 4.7 3.8- 5.9 288 11.8 10.3-13.5 343 14.1 12.5-15.9 1,695 64.8 62.5-67.1
AGE GROUPS
1 through 4 610 23 4.1 2.6- 6.6 24 4.3 2.7- 6.8 65 12.6 9.6-16.5 92 15.7 12.4-19.6 406 63.3 58.4-67.9
5 through 10 925 33 5.0 3.3- 7.3 40 4.3 3.0- 6.3 121 13.0 10.6-15.9 136 15.6 12.9-18.7 595 62.2 58.3-65.9
11 through 13 500 20 5.2 3.1- 8.6 26 5.3 3.2- 8.6 56 11.9 8.7-16.1 77 17.2 13.2-22.1 321 60.4 54.7-65.8
14 through 17 803 37 3.3 2.3- 4.9 40 4.9 3.3- 7.2 100 12.7 10.0-15.9 97 12.1 9.6-15.2 529 67.0 62.8-70.9
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 194 12 4.7 2.3- 9.5 15 5.2 2.6-10.2 54 29.2 21.9-37.7 41 23.2 16.6-31.4 72 37.6 29.5-46.5
H.S. 476 43 9.2 6.5-12.9 51 13.0 9.4-17.6 85 19.5 15.3-24.7 77 16.1 12.5-20.6 220 42.2 36.7-47.9
Some College 723 34 6.4 4.3- 9.4 42 5.8 4.0- 8.3 113 16.0 12.8-19.7 129 20.3 16.7-24.5 405 51.5 46.9-56.1
College Graduate 1,440 24 2.0 1.2- 3.3 22 1.5 0.9- 2.5 88 6.4 5.0- 8.2 154 11.0 9.2-13.2 1,152 79.1 76.3-81.6
SCHOOL
Public 1,967 82 4.7 3.6- 6.1 99 4.9 3.8- 6.3 261 13.4 11.6-15.4 285 15.5 13.6-17.7 1,240 61.5 58.8-64.2
Private/Home 279 8 2.4 0.9- 6.3 6 2.7 1.0- 6.8 20 6.5 3.8-11.1 28 9.0 5.9-13.4 217 79.4 73.1-84.5
GRADE
Not In School 583 22 4.4 2.7- 7.0 24 4.5 2.8- 7.2 60 13.2 9.9-17.3 86 15.9 12.5-19.9 391 62.1 57.0-66.9
K-5th 1,015 36 4.7 3.2- 6.9 44 4.3 3.0- 6.2 133 12.4 10.2-15.1 154 15.8 13.1-18.8 648 62.8 59.1-66.3
6th-8th 494 20 4.4 2.5- 7.6 27 5.6 3.5- 8.9 54 11.9 8.6-16.2 72 15.4 11.7-20.1 321 62.6 56.9-68.0
9th-12th* 745 35 3.9 2.6- 5.8 35 4.4 2.9- 6.8 95 13.1 10.3-16.4 90 12.7 10.0-15.9 490 66.0 61.6-70.1
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 129 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 2 0.9 0.2- 4.2 11 7.0 3.6-13.3 14 14.6 7.9-25.3 100 76.6 66.0-84.7
Private 1,556 24 1.6 1.0- 2.6 34 2.3 1.5- 3.5 124 8.6 7.0-10.6 191 12.3 10.5-14.5 1,183 75.2 72.4-77.8
Health Choice 129 11 6.2 3.3-11.3 16 15.9 9.3-26.0 30 24.3 15.9-35.3 27 19.7 12.7-29.2 45 33.9 24.7-44.5
Medicaid 601 57 11.2 8.3-15.0 56 8.1 5.8-11.1 128 20.7 17.0-24.9 116 21.3 17.5-25.7 244 38.7 34.0-43.7
Other 243 5 2.4 0.7- 8.3 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6 20 8.4 5.1-13.6 20 9.3 5.3-15.6 194 78.7 71.3-84.6
No health insurance 160 14 7.5 4.1-13.4 15 8.0 4.6-13.7 25 16.3 10.2-24.9 28 16.6 10.8-24.7 78 51.6 42.0-61.0
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 291 23 9.0 5.5-14.5 23 8.0 5.0-12.8 43 14.2 10.0-19.7 45 17.7 12.7-24.1 157 51.1 44.0-58.1
No 2,520 88 3.9 3.0- 5.0 106 4.2 3.3- 5.4 292 12.4 10.8-14.1 352 14.7 13.1-16.6 1,682 64.8 62.4-67.1

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

***Asked only for children 1 year 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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