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2009 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 2,262 127 5.9 4.7- 7.4 101 3.9 3.0- 5.1 289 14.8 12.9-17.0 252 11.5 9.9-13.5 1,493 63.8 61.1-66.4
GENDER
Male 1,236 67 5.8 4.2- 8.0 64 4.1 2.9- 5.6 159 14.5 11.9-17.5 136 12.1 9.8-14.9 810 63.6 59.9-67.2
Female 1,026 60 6.0 4.3- 8.3 37 3.8 2.5- 5.7 130 15.2 12.3-18.7 116 10.9 8.7-13.7 683 64.1 60.0-67.9
RACE
White 1,687 67 3.8 2.7- 5.3 65 3.1 2.3- 4.1 178 12.0 9.8-14.5 173 9.7 7.9-11.7 1,204 71.5 68.5-74.4
African American 313 35 10.8 7.1-16.1 25 7.0 4.2-11.5 60 19.0 14.3-24.8 41 13.5 9.4-19.0 152 49.7 42.8-56.6
Other Minorities 259 25 8.5 5.2-13.5 11 3.5 1.8- 6.6 51 22.4 16.3-29.8 37 16.8 11.6-23.8 135 48.8 41.2-56.6
HISPANIC
Yes 184 18 10.5 6.3-16.9 10 3.5 1.8- 6.8 44 25.2 18.2-33.7 28 15.0 10.0-22.1 84 45.9 37.5-54.5
No 2,077 109 5.2 4.0- 6.8 91 4.0 3.0- 5.3 245 13.3 11.4-15.6 224 11.0 9.3-13.1 1,408 66.4 63.6-69.1
AGE GROUPS
1 through 4 478 18 4.4 2.5- 7.7 18 2.9 1.7- 5.0 75 18.1 14.0-23.2 51 9.0 6.3-12.6 316 65.5 59.9-70.8
5 through 10 714 40 6.6 4.5- 9.7 32 3.9 2.5- 6.0 85 15.2 11.8-19.4 89 13.2 10.2-16.9 468 61.1 56.2-65.8
11 through 13 405 22 5.2 2.9- 8.9 20 5.0 2.8- 8.8 49 11.6 7.9-16.8 42 13.4 9.2-19.2 272 64.8 58.1-71.0
14 through 17 665 47 6.8 4.5-10.2 31 4.3 2.6- 7.1 80 13.1 9.8-17.3 70 10.5 7.7-14.2 437 65.2 59.9-70.1
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 107 16 10.7 5.9-18.8 11 8.5 4.0-17.0 30 33.4 22.9-45.8 19 18.3 10.8-29.3 31 29.1 19.3-41.4
H.S. 398 45 9.9 6.6-14.6 22 5.2 2.9- 9.2 101 26.3 20.7-32.8 49 13.0 9.2-18.2 181 45.5 38.8-52.5
Some College 566 42 8.0 5.3-11.8 42 6.5 4.5- 9.5 89 18.0 13.7-23.2 90 17.1 13.1-21.9 303 50.4 44.7-56.1
College Graduate 1,189 24 3.1 1.9- 5.1 25 1.8 1.0- 3.0 69 7.5 5.6- 9.9 93 7.6 5.8- 9.9 978 80.1 76.8-83.1
SCHOOL
Public 1,595 103 7.0 5.4- 9.1 79 4.6 3.4- 6.2 206 15.1 12.7-17.9 188 13.2 11.0-15.8 1,019 60.0 56.6-63.3
Private/Home 224 7 2.2 0.8- 5.6 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6 14 4.4 2.3- 8.0 17 5.8 3.3-10.0 182 86.8 81.3-90.8
GRADE
Not In School 443 17 4.3 2.4- 7.8 18 3.3 1.9- 5.7 69 18.7 14.4-24.1 47 9.4 6.5-13.4 292 64.2 58.3-69.7
K-5th 799 43 6.7 4.6- 9.6 37 3.8 2.5- 5.7 98 14.6 11.4-18.4 100 13.2 10.3-16.7 521 61.8 57.1-66.2
6th-8th 430 29 6.6 4.0-10.6 20 5.3 2.9- 9.5 53 12.9 8.9-18.4 43 12.3 8.3-17.7 285 63.0 56.3-69.2
9th-12th* 588 38 5.7 3.6- 8.8 26 3.8 2.2- 6.4 68 12.7 9.3-17.1 61 9.8 7.1-13.5 395 68.0 62.6-73.0
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 104 3 6.2 1.5-22.7 4 2.3 0.8- 6.4 7 5.1 2.2-11.4 5 5.8 2.2-14.8 85 80.6 67.9-89.1
Private 1,258 37 2.7 1.8- 4.2 24 1.9 1.1- 3.2 95 9.1 7.0-11.8 122 9.9 7.9-12.4 980 76.3 72.9-79.4
Health Choice 123 13 9.3 4.8-17.3 18 12.4 7.0-21.0 29 25.2 15.8-37.6 24 17.2 10.9-26.2 39 35.9 25.3-48.0
Medicaid 456 56 10.8 7.6-15.1 41 7.3 4.9-10.8 113 28.1 22.9-34.1 67 14.6 10.7-19.5 179 39.2 33.4-45.3
Other 177 4 4.8 1.6-13.7 5 2.7 0.9- 7.5 17 8.8 5.0-15.1 11 5.9 2.6-12.8 140 77.8 68.6-84.9
No health insurance 122 14 13.6 7.1-24.7 8 4.7 2.1-10.2 26 18.2 10.8-29.1 21 22.0 13.4-34.1 53 41.4 30.2-53.7
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 238 21 9.8 5.6-16.8 22 5.8 3.5- 9.5 39 21.3 14.7-29.8 25 13.1 8.1-20.6 131 50.0 41.4-58.5
No 1,993 103 5.3 4.1- 6.9 73 3.5 2.6- 4.7 247 14.2 12.2-16.5 222 11.4 9.7-13.5 1,348 65.5 62.6-68.3

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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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