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2008 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

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

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  Total
Respond.#
Guessed at weight Used bathroom scale Weighed at doctor's office Weighed 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 2,536 156 6.4 5.3- 7.7 953 37.3 34.9-39.7 1,282 51.3 48.8-53.7 90 3.2 2.5- 4.1 55 1.9 1.4- 2.6
GENDER
Male 1,302 76 6.1 4.7- 8.0 495 37.3 34.0-40.6 643 50.8 47.4-54.2 54 3.9 2.8- 5.4 34 1.9 1.3- 2.8
Female 1,234 80 6.6 5.1- 8.5 458 37.3 34.0-40.7 639 51.8 48.3-55.2 36 2.4 1.6- 3.7 21 1.9 1.2- 3.2
RACE
White 1,746 92 5.1 4.0- 6.5 714 42.3 39.4-45.3 839 47.2 44.3-50.2 59 3.0 2.2- 4.2 42 2.3 1.6- 3.4
African American 375 34 9.9 6.8-14.1 102 27.1 22.1-32.8 213 58.0 52.1-63.8 19 3.6 2.1- 6.1 7 1.4 0.6- 3.1
Other Minorities 414 30 6.6 4.2-10.1 137 30.9 25.7-36.7 229 58.3 52.2-64.2 12 3.3 1.5- 6.9 6 0.9 0.4- 2.3
HISPANIC
Yes 218 14 4.0 2.3- 7.2 61 28.0 21.2-35.9 135 63.8 55.6-71.2 4 3.0 0.9- 9.4 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4
No 2,313 142 6.6 5.4- 8.0 891 38.3 35.8-40.8 1,143 49.9 47.4-52.5 86 3.2 2.5- 4.2 51 2.0 1.4- 2.8
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 431 21 4.8 2.9- 7.9 142 33.2 28.0-38.9 262 60.8 55.1-66.3 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8 3 0.6 0.1- 2.8
5 through 10 860 45 6.2 4.4- 8.7 341 41.7 37.7-45.9 435 48.1 44.0-52.2 26 2.7 1.6- 4.4 13 1.3 0.7- 2.3
11 through 13 475 27 4.9 3.0- 7.9 188 35.9 30.7-41.5 224 52.2 46.5-57.9 23 4.1 2.4- 6.9 13 2.9 1.5- 5.4
14 through 17 770 63 8.8 6.6-11.6 282 35.0 30.8-39.4 361 47.7 43.3-52.3 38 5.3 3.6- 7.8 26 3.2 2.0- 5.1
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 140 6 6.0 2.4-14.0 31 20.9 13.5-30.8 99 70.2 59.6-79.0 2 2.4 0.5-11.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9
H.S. 430 32 7.5 5.0-11.2 144 32.9 27.6-38.8 236 55.9 49.8-61.7 14 2.8 1.5- 5.1 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6
Some College 655 36 5.6 3.7- 8.3 236 35.5 31.0-40.2 340 54.1 49.3-58.9 31 3.3 2.2- 5.0 12 1.5 0.8- 3.0
College Graduate 1,306 81 6.3 4.8- 8.1 541 41.3 38.0-44.7 604 46.5 43.1-49.9 43 3.4 2.3- 4.9 37 2.6 1.7- 3.8
SCHOOL
Public 1,857 122 6.9 5.6- 8.6 707 37.6 34.9-40.5 911 49.7 46.8-52.6 76 3.6 2.7- 4.8 41 2.1 1.4- 3.0
Private/Home 264 14 5.1 2.9- 9.0 110 42.7 35.5-50.2 118 44.6 37.4-52.1 11 4.7 2.3- 9.4 11 2.8 1.4- 5.4
GRADE
Not In School 406 20 4.9 2.9- 8.2 132 32.9 27.5-38.7 248 61.0 55.0-66.6 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 3 0.7 0.1- 3.0
K-5th 945 50 6.2 4.5- 8.5 377 41.7 37.9-45.7 476 48.4 44.5-52.3 28 2.5 1.5- 4.0 14 1.2 0.7- 2.1
6th-8th 469 25 3.9 2.4- 6.4 185 35.3 30.1-40.9 223 52.7 46.9-58.4 24 5.2 3.1- 8.6 12 2.9 1.5- 5.6
9th-12th* 715 61 9.5 7.1-12.5 259 34.5 30.2-39.0 334 47.8 43.1-52.5 35 4.9 3.3- 7.3 26 3.3 2.1- 5.4
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 119 8 8.5 3.6-18.9 54 43.1 32.3-54.7 51 43.2 32.3-54.9 3 2.4 0.7- 7.3 3 2.8 0.8- 9.3
Private 1,418 89 5.7 4.5- 7.3 589 42.4 39.2-45.7 657 46.3 43.1-49.5 52 3.4 2.4- 4.7 31 2.1 1.4- 3.3
Health Choice 123 6 6.0 2.4-14.4 41 41.9 31.2-53.3 73 50.6 39.6-61.4 3 1.5 0.4- 6.5 0 0.0 . - .
Medicaid 498 29 6.8 4.5-10.3 111 20.6 16.7-25.2 330 67.8 62.6-72.5 16 3.0 1.6- 5.5 12 1.8 1.0- 3.3
Other 222 11 5.9 2.9-11.6 86 32.4 25.6-40.0 113 57.8 49.7-65.5 9 2.9 1.3- 6.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4
No health insurance 141 10 8.1 3.8-16.6 63 47.0 36.9-57.2 56 37.4 28.1-47.7 6 4.7 1.6-13.2 6 2.8 1.1- 7.1
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 270 11 4.1 2.0- 8.2 75 24.6 19.1-31.1 171 66.6 59.6-73.0 8 3.4 1.5- 7.6 5 1.2 0.5- 3.2
No 2,246 143 6.5 5.4- 7.9 871 38.7 36.2-41.3 1,101 49.6 47.0-52.2 81 3.2 2.4- 4.2 50 2.0 1.4- 2.8

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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 weight (Question 1a of Weight/Height module).

Participants who reported that they guessed at the child's weight, they arrived at child's weight some other way, or that the child was weighed more than six months ago were asked to weigh the child and were called back to obtain a corrected weight. Participants who derived the child's weight from a bathroom scale, 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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