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2009 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 1,865 186 11.2 9.4-13.4 701 36.3 33.5-39.3 871 46.6 43.5-49.7 79 4.4 3.3- 5.8 28 1.5 0.9- 2.5
GENDER
Male 1,011 92 9.8 7.5-12.7 383 36.9 33.1-41.0 472 47.4 43.2-51.6 49 4.5 3.1- 6.6 15 1.4 0.7- 2.7
Female 854 94 12.8 10.0-16.3 318 35.6 31.4-40.0 399 45.8 41.3-50.3 30 4.2 2.6- 6.6 13 1.6 0.7- 3.6
RACE
White 1,437 124 9.7 7.7-12.1 600 43.0 39.5-46.5 637 41.7 38.2-45.2 56 3.8 2.7- 5.4 20 1.8 1.0- 3.3
African American 241 37 15.8 10.9-22.3 42 15.2 10.4-21.7 140 61.1 53.1-68.5 17 7.1 3.8-12.7 5 0.9 0.3- 2.4
Other Minorities 184 25 13.0 8.0-20.5 57 32.7 24.5-42.0 93 50.8 41.5-60.0 6 3.0 0.9- 9.6 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8
HISPANIC
Yes 125 9 6.6 3.2-12.8 41 34.2 24.8-45.0 69 55.5 44.9-65.6 6 3.8 1.2-11.1 0 0.0 . - .
No 1,739 177 11.8 9.8-14.1 659 36.5 33.6-39.6 802 45.6 42.4-48.8 73 4.4 3.3- 6.0 28 1.7 1.0- 2.8
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 274 15 4.8 2.6- 8.7 135 48.9 41.4-56.6 121 45.5 38.0-53.2 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
5 through 10 558 55 13.8 10.2-18.5 274 47.1 41.7-52.6 206 35.5 30.4-40.9 15 2.5 1.3- 4.8 8 1.1 0.5- 2.4
11 through 13 385 42 13.2 9.1-18.9 129 28.8 23.4-35.0 195 52.5 45.7-59.3 16 4.8 2.4- 9.6 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1
14 through 17 648 74 11.0 8.1-14.9 163 22.1 18.2-26.6 349 55.2 49.8-60.5 46 8.3 5.7-12.1 16 3.3 1.6- 6.5
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 67 6 3.5 1.1-10.5 17 26.9 15.1-43.3 39 59.8 43.5-74.1 4 9.5 2.9-26.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
H.S. 308 39 14.3 9.5-21.0 87 26.6 20.5-33.8 163 53.7 45.9-61.4 12 4.1 1.8- 8.9 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9
Some College 486 57 13.5 9.7-18.4 169 32.9 27.4-38.8 229 46.3 40.3-52.5 24 5.9 3.5- 9.9 7 1.4 0.5- 3.7
College Graduate 1,003 84 10.1 7.8-13.1 427 41.3 37.4-45.4 440 43.6 39.6-47.7 39 3.3 2.2- 4.9 13 1.7 0.8- 3.5
SCHOOL
Public 1,419 150 12.0 9.8-14.6 480 32.2 29.0-35.5 692 48.6 45.0-52.2 74 5.7 4.2- 7.6 23 1.6 0.9- 2.8
Private/Home 199 18 10.2 5.6-17.7 96 43.7 35.5-52.2 77 41.5 33.2-50.4 4 2.1 0.8- 5.6 4 2.6 0.6-10.0
GRADE
Not In School 247 18 8.8 5.0-14.9 125 49.2 41.2-57.2 102 41.5 33.8-49.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
K-5th 631 58 11.6 8.5-15.5 298 45.6 40.6-50.7 251 40.1 35.1-45.2 16 1.8 1.1- 3.1 8 0.9 0.4- 2.2
6th-8th 413 46 12.4 8.5-17.7 133 27.1 22.0-33.0 209 53.7 46.9-60.3 22 6.3 3.4-11.3 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0
9th-12th* 573 63 11.4 8.2-15.6 145 22.9 18.7-27.9 309 53.2 47.5-58.9 40 8.8 5.9-13.0 16 3.7 1.8- 7.3
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 85 10 10.9 4.8-22.7 41 44.1 30.8-58.2 26 32.0 19.9-47.2 5 10.7 3.7-27.0 3 2.4 0.7- 7.8
Private 1,094 98 10.6 8.2-13.4 448 41.1 37.3-45.1 492 43.6 39.8-47.6 42 3.2 2.1- 4.6 14 1.5 0.7- 3.1
Health Choice 103 14 16.2 8.3-29.3 32 33.3 21.9-47.0 51 45.2 33.1-58.0 4 4.5 1.5-12.4 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3
Medicaid 320 32 10.1 6.6-15.3 79 21.3 16.1-27.6 188 61.2 53.8-68.2 15 6.2 3.2-11.7 6 1.2 0.4- 3.4
Other 148 11 8.4 3.7-18.1 55 38.0 27.8-49.3 72 45.4 34.9-56.4 7 4.6 1.4-13.8 3 3.6 1.0-12.1
No health insurance 98 17 18.7 10.1-31.9 42 38.8 26.7-52.5 33 36.9 24.7-51.0 6 5.6 2.3-13.0 0 0.0 . - .
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 209 26 13.2 8.0-21.1 43 19.4 13.2-27.6 133 62.3 53.0-70.8 5 3.8 1.4-10.2 2 1.2 0.2- 6.0
No 1,636 156 11.0 9.0-13.3 653 38.7 35.6-41.9 728 44.4 41.2-47.7 74 4.5 3.3- 6.1 25 1.5 0.9- 2.6

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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 3 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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