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2008 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Food Insecurity

In the last 12 months did you ever cut the size of (CHILD)'s meals
because there was not enough money for food?***

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,841 172 6.7 5.6- 8.0 2,669 93.3 92.0-94.4
GENDER
Male 1,466 88 5.8 4.5- 7.4 1,378 94.2 92.6-95.5
Female 1,375 84 7.7 6.0- 9.8 1,291 92.3 90.2-94.0
RACE
White 1,921 59 2.8 2.1- 3.7 1,862 97.2 96.3-97.9
African American 412 38 9.0 6.2-12.7 374 91.0 87.3-93.8
Other Minorities 507 75 17.7 13.7-22.5 432 82.3 77.5-86.3
HISPANIC
Yes 287 51 19.3 14.2-25.6 236 80.7 74.4-85.8
No 2,547 120 5.0 4.0- 6.2 2,427 95.0 93.8-96.0
AGE GROUPS
1 through 4 612 26 5.4 3.5- 8.3 586 94.6 91.7-96.5
5 through 10 925 58 7.1 5.3- 9.5 867 92.9 90.5-94.7
11 through 13 500 42 9.3 6.5-13.3 458 90.7 86.7-93.5
14 through 17 804 46 5.5 3.9- 7.8 758 94.5 92.2-96.1
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 195 50 25.7 18.9-34.0 145 74.3 66.0-81.1
H.S. 478 44 10.3 7.3-14.2 434 89.7 85.8-92.7
Some College 722 43 6.8 4.7- 9.6 679 93.2 90.4-95.3
College Graduate 1,441 35 2.8 1.8- 4.1 1,406 97.2 95.9-98.2
SCHOOL
Public 1,968 140 7.6 6.2- 9.2 1,828 92.4 90.8-93.8
Private/Home 279 4 1.9 0.6- 6.0 275 98.1 94.0-99.4
GRADE
Not In School 585 27 6.1 4.0- 9.3 558 93.9 90.7-96.0
K-5th 1,015 60 6.7 5.0- 8.9 955 93.3 91.1-95.0
6th-8th 494 45 9.4 6.6-13.2 449 90.6 86.8-93.4
9th-12th* 746 40 5.3 3.6- 7.8 706 94.7 92.2-96.4
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 129 5 2.1 0.8- 5.6 124 97.9 94.4-99.2
Private 1,555 44 3.1 2.1- 4.4 1,511 96.9 95.6-97.9
Health Choice 128 17 13.7 7.9-22.5 111 86.3 77.5-92.1
Medicaid 605 73 12.4 9.5-16.0 532 87.6 84.0-90.5
Other 243 8 6.6 3.0-14.0 235 93.4 86.0-97.0
No health insurance 160 24 15.8 10.0-23.9 136 84.2 76.1-90.0
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 290 29 10.4 6.7-15.8 261 89.6 84.2-93.3
No 2,524 142 6.3 5.2- 7.6 2,382 93.7 92.4-94.8

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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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