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2008 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

How did you arrive at (CHILD)'s height? Would you say:***

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  Total
Respond.#
Guessed at height Used tape measure/yard stick Measured at doctor's office Measured 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 2,300 257 11.8 10.2-13.6 815 35.3 32.9-37.8 1,075 46.6 44.1-49.2 102 4.1 3.2- 5.2 51 2.2 1.6- 3.1
GENDER
Male 1,183 132 11.7 9.5-14.2 438 37.2 33.7-40.7 521 43.6 40.0-47.2 60 5.0 3.6- 6.8 32 2.6 1.7- 4.0
Female 1,117 125 11.9 9.6-14.5 377 33.4 30.0-36.9 554 49.8 46.2-53.5 42 3.1 2.1- 4.7 19 1.8 1.0- 3.1
RACE
White 1,634 173 11.0 9.2-13.1 645 40.2 37.2-43.2 720 43.5 40.5-46.5 65 3.4 2.5- 4.5 31 1.9 1.3- 3.0
African American 327 46 14.0 10.1-19.0 71 24.5 19.3-30.6 180 52.8 46.4-59.2 18 5.2 3.0- 8.8 12 3.6 1.8- 6.9
Other Minorities 338 38 12.0 8.1-17.3 98 28.5 22.8-34.9 175 52.2 45.3-59.0 19 5.8 3.1-10.4 8 1.6 0.7- 3.4
HISPANIC
Yes 168 19 10.8 6.2-18.1 46 26.5 19.1-35.4 90 54.8 45.4-63.9 9 6.5 2.8-14.2 4 1.4 0.5- 4.1
No 2,129 238 11.9 10.2-13.7 769 36.2 33.7-38.8 982 45.8 43.1-48.5 93 3.9 3.0- 5.0 47 2.3 1.6- 3.3
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 327 27 8.8 5.5-13.6 148 45.3 38.7-51.9 145 43.9 37.3-50.6 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6 3 1.2 0.3- 4.2
5 through 10 725 90 12.5 9.9-15.7 314 43.9 39.5-48.4 281 38.9 34.6-43.3 27 3.2 2.0- 5.2 13 1.5 0.7- 2.9
11 through 13 468 64 15.5 11.5-20.4 162 30.9 25.9-36.3 218 47.8 42.0-53.6 19 4.2 2.4- 7.3 5 1.7 0.6- 4.7
14 through 17 780 76 10.0 7.7-13.0 191 22.8 19.3-26.8 431 56.4 52.0-60.8 52 6.7 4.7- 9.4 30 4.0 2.6- 6.2
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 94 8 9.1 3.9-19.9 22 23.5 14.5-35.9 58 59.0 46.1-70.9 4 6.2 1.8-19.3 2 2.2 0.4-11.4
H.S. 385 51 12.8 9.2-17.4 128 33.6 27.8-39.9 172 44.7 38.4-51.1 24 7.0 4.2-11.3 10 2.0 1.0- 3.9
Some College 584 64 11.7 8.7-15.5 197 34.1 29.4-39.0 284 49.3 44.3-54.4 28 3.1 2.0- 4.7 11 1.9 0.9- 3.8
College Graduate 1,232 133 11.6 9.5-14.1 466 37.4 34.1-40.8 559 45.0 41.6-48.5 46 3.5 2.5- 5.0 28 2.5 1.6- 3.9
SCHOOL
Public 1,730 210 13.1 11.2-15.3 573 32.8 30.1-35.7 818 47.0 44.1-50.0 90 4.7 3.6- 6.2 39 2.3 1.6- 3.5
Private/Home 250 21 7.3 4.6-11.5 100 39.4 32.2-47.1 113 46.7 39.3-54.3 8 4.0 1.8- 8.7 8 2.6 1.1- 5.8
GRADE
Not In School 311 25 8.7 5.4-13.8 140 45.1 38.5-51.9 138 43.7 37.1-50.6 4 1.0 0.4- 2.8 4 1.4 0.4- 4.5
K-5th 798 98 12.6 10.1-15.8 345 43.5 39.3-47.7 313 39.3 35.2-43.5 30 3.4 2.2- 5.2 12 1.3 0.6- 2.6
6th-8th 463 64 14.9 11.1-19.8 156 31.0 25.9-36.6 217 47.6 41.8-53.5 20 4.5 2.5- 8.0 6 1.9 0.7- 4.9
9th-12th* 728 70 9.9 7.5-13.0 174 21.7 18.2-25.6 407 57.8 53.2-62.2 48 6.4 4.5- 9.1 29 4.2 2.7- 6.5
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 109 11 10.6 5.7-19.1 52 49.2 37.6-61.0 42 38.0 27.2-50.2 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8 2 1.1 0.3- 4.6
Private 1,325 146 11.5 9.5-13.9 494 38.2 34.9-41.5 596 43.7 40.4-47.1 61 4.2 3.1- 5.7 28 2.4 1.5- 3.8
Health Choice 109 11 13.4 6.6-25.3 37 41.0 29.9-53.2 53 39.2 29.0-50.4 7 5.7 2.0-15.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2
Medicaid 407 46 10.3 7.3-14.3 112 25.4 20.6-30.9 223 58.4 52.4-64.2 12 3.2 1.6- 6.3 14 2.8 1.5- 5.0
Other 212 19 9.8 5.5-16.7 70 27.7 21.3-35.1 109 57.7 49.5-65.5 9 2.5 1.2- 5.2 5 2.4 0.9- 6.1
No health insurance 123 18 15.8 9.1-25.9 45 39.2 29.0-50.5 49 34.9 25.5-45.8 10 9.6 4.3-20.3 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 243 26 10.8 6.7-17.1 65 23.4 17.6-30.4 142 61.5 53.6-68.8 5 2.6 0.9- 7.3 5 1.7 0.6- 4.6
No 2,040 228 11.7 10.1-13.7 744 36.7 34.1-39.4 925 44.9 42.2-47.7 97 4.3 3.3- 5.5 46 2.3 1.6- 3.3

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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 2 and older that reported a height (Question 2a of Weight/Height module).

Participants who reported that they guessed at the child's height, they arrived at child's height some other way, or that the child was measured more than six months ago were asked to measure the child and were called back to obtain a corrected height. Participants who derived the child's height from a ruler/yardstick, school, or doctor's office within the past six months were NOT called back.

^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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