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2009 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 1,112 43 3.8 2.6- 5.5 723 63.9 59.9-67.8 173 16.5 13.6-19.9 173 15.8 12.9-19.2
GENDER
Male 614 23 4.5 2.7- 7.5 375 60.1 54.6-65.4 107 17.7 13.8-22.5 109 17.7 13.8-22.4
Female 498 20 3.0 1.8- 4.9 348 68.4 62.4-73.9 66 15.0 11.1-20.1 64 13.6 9.7-18.7
RACE
White 837 32 3.4 2.2- 5.1 581 69.6 65.0-73.9 115 14.2 11.1-17.9 109 12.8 9.8-16.7
African American 158 6 4.3 1.7-10.6 76 49.4 39.7-59.1 33 22.1 14.9-31.5 43 24.2 17.0-33.3
Other Minorities 116 5 5.5 1.9-14.8 66 61.2 48.8-72.3 25 19.4 11.7-30.4 20 13.9 7.2-25.2
HISPANIC
Yes 71 5 6.6 2.6-15.4 42 58.1 43.7-71.2 16 19.1 10.5-32.1 8 16.3 7.4-32.1
No 1,041 38 3.5 2.3- 5.3 681 64.5 60.3-68.5 157 16.2 13.2-19.8 165 15.7 12.8-19.2
AGE GROUPS
10 through 11 220 14 5.6 2.8-11.0 127 54.7 45.7-63.5 36 19.4 13.1-27.8 43 20.2 13.6-29.0
12 through 14 414 15 3.6 1.9- 6.7 265 65.1 58.3-71.4 67 14.7 10.4-20.3 67 16.6 12.0-22.6
15 through 17 478 14 3.0 1.6- 5.5 331 68.1 61.9-73.7 70 16.5 12.2-21.9 63 12.5 8.9-17.2
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 44 1 2.1 0.3-13.9 20 44.3 26.2-64.0 10 24.2 11.0-45.3 13 29.3 14.5-50.3
H.S. 197 9 3.6 1.6- 7.6 105 51.1 40.9-61.1 44 27.0 18.7-37.4 39 18.3 11.9-27.0
Some College 306 11 4.3 2.1- 8.4 174 54.6 46.5-62.5 52 17.3 11.9-24.4 69 23.8 17.4-31.7
College Graduate 565 22 3.8 2.2- 6.6 424 75.1 69.8-79.7 67 11.7 8.5-15.9 52 9.4 6.4-13.6
SCHOOL
Public 996 36 3.7 2.4- 5.6 644 63.1 58.7-67.2 153 16.6 13.5-20.2 163 16.7 13.5-20.3
Private/Home 115 7 4.8 2.0-11.0 79 71.2 59.9-80.4 19 15.5 8.7-26.2 10 8.5 4.0-17.1
GRADE
4th-5th 153 11 6.5 2.9-14.1 88 51.0 40.1-61.8 26 19.2 12.0-29.3 28 23.3 14.5-35.2
6th-8th 399 16 4.1 2.2- 7.4 245 62.2 55.4-68.6 65 16.5 11.9-22.4 73 17.2 12.7-23.0
9th-12th* 558 16 2.7 1.5- 4.8 389 69.5 63.9-74.6 81 15.6 11.7-20.5 72 12.2 8.9-16.5
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 54 2 4.3 0.8-19.8 35 55.1 36.4-72.5 7 18.9 7.4-40.2 10 21.7 8.8-44.3
Private 658 23 3.2 1.9- 5.2 463 71.1 66.1-75.6 101 13.6 10.4-17.5 71 12.2 8.9-16.4
Health Choice 68 2 3.8 0.9-14.2 43 54.0 38.7-68.7 12 22.1 10.7-40.1 11 20.1 10.2-35.7
Medicaid 177 7 3.8 1.2-11.0 90 52.2 41.7-62.5 32 23.5 15.7-33.6 48 20.6 13.5-30.0
Other 82 7 8.7 3.5-20.3 50 64.0 48.5-77.1 13 15.1 7.0-29.7 12 12.1 5.3-25.4
No health insurance 63 1 1.7 0.2-11.5 34 44.2 28.6-61.0 8 20.1 8.3-41.0 20 34.0 19.6-52.1
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 143 10 6.5 2.9-13.8 88 57.9 46.1-68.8 16 17.6 9.6-30.2 29 18.0 10.8-28.4
No 955 33 3.5 2.2- 5.3 626 65.0 60.6-69.1 154 16.0 13.0-19.5 142 15.6 12.5-19.3

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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 fr om 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 2,159 children (ages 2 -17), 564 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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