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2009 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 2,039 121 6.4 5.1- 8.1 789 37.6 34.8-40.5 1,019 50.9 48.0-53.8 83 3.9 2.9- 5.2 27 1.2 0.7- 2.0
GENDER
Male 1,109 57 5.1 3.6- 7.3 422 37.7 34.0-41.6 559 51.5 47.5-55.5 56 4.6 3.2- 6.4 15 1.1 0.5- 2.3
Female 930 64 7.9 5.7-10.7 367 37.5 33.4-41.7 460 50.2 45.8-54.6 27 3.1 1.9- 5.3 12 1.3 0.6- 2.9
RACE
White 1,554 81 5.9 4.4- 7.8 654 42.8 39.5-46.2 737 45.8 42.4-49.2 60 4.2 3.0- 5.9 22 1.3 0.7- 2.3
African American 264 24 8.9 5.4-14.3 63 24.6 18.5-31.8 161 62.9 55.3-69.9 13 2.9 1.4- 6.2 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5
Other Minorities 218 16 5.7 3.1-10.3 71 30.7 23.6-38.9 119 58.4 49.9-66.5 10 3.6 1.4- 8.7 2 1.5 0.3- 8.6
HISPANIC
Yes 158 8 5.5 2.5-11.5 49 28.3 20.9-37.1 89 58.9 49.6-67.7 10 5.6 2.5-12.2 2 1.7 0.3- 9.1
No 1,880 113 6.6 5.1- 8.4 740 38.9 36.0-41.9 929 49.8 46.7-52.9 73 3.7 2.7- 5.0 25 1.1 0.6- 1.9
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 347 11 3.5 1.7- 7.1 121 32.6 26.7-39.1 209 62.2 55.6-68.4 3 0.5 0.1- 1.6 3 1.1 0.2- 5.2
5 through 10 665 47 7.5 5.2-10.7 288 45.6 40.6-50.7 311 44.6 39.7-49.7 15 1.5 0.9- 2.7 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3
11 through 13 394 22 7.9 4.5-13.4 160 34.4 28.7-40.7 183 48.3 41.6-55.1 24 8.2 4.9-13.4 5 1.2 0.5- 3.1
14 through 17 633 41 6.4 4.1- 9.8 220 33.1 28.3-38.3 316 51.9 46.4-57.3 41 6.9 4.5-10.4 15 1.8 0.8- 4.1
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 88 8 7.1 2.6-18.1 21 18.6 10.7-30.4 51 62.6 49.1-74.5 7 11.4 4.8-24.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
H.S. 353 23 4.7 2.6- 8.6 104 25.8 20.2-32.3 206 64.6 57.5-71.0 13 2.9 1.5- 5.7 7 1.9 0.6- 6.2
Some College 514 32 7.1 4.4-11.1 188 36.6 31.1-42.6 263 50.1 44.1-56.1 27 5.6 3.4- 9.3 4 0.5 0.1- 1.9
College Graduate 1,082 58 6.6 4.8- 9.1 475 43.6 39.8-47.6 499 45.9 42.0-49.8 36 2.6 1.7- 3.9 14 1.3 0.7- 2.6
SCHOOL
Public 1,513 99 7.2 5.5- 9.3 568 36.3 33.1-39.7 749 50.3 46.8-53.8 77 5.2 3.8- 7.0 20 1.0 0.5- 1.9
Private/Home 211 12 6.6 3.0-13.8 107 50.5 41.9-59.0 85 38.9 31.0-47.5 3 1.6 0.5- 5.2 4 2.4 0.8- 6.9
GRADE
Not In School 315 10 3.6 1.7- 7.5 114 34.8 28.4-41.7 185 59.8 52.8-66.5 3 0.5 0.2- 1.7 3 1.2 0.3- 5.6
K-5th 746 51 7.1 5.0-10.1 308 42.2 37.5-46.9 366 48.5 43.8-53.3 17 1.5 0.9- 2.6 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0
6th-8th 415 25 7.6 4.3-13.0 166 33.9 28.2-40.1 189 48.6 41.9-55.4 29 8.7 5.3-13.8 6 1.3 0.5- 3.1
9th-12th* 561 35 6.8 4.2-10.6 200 34.9 29.6-40.5 279 49.5 43.8-55.3 34 7.0 4.4-10.8 13 1.8 0.7- 4.5
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 89 8 4.1 1.9- 8.5 41 45.2 31.8-59.3 30 35.6 23.3-50.2 6 11.7 4.4-27.5 4 3.4 1.2- 9.5
Private 1,170 63 6.4 4.7- 8.8 513 43.9 40.1-47.8 535 45.1 41.3-48.9 47 3.3 2.3- 4.8 12 1.3 0.6- 2.6
Health Choice 111 10 11.0 4.8-23.2 36 36.2 24.9-49.3 60 49.0 37.0-61.1 5 3.8 1.3-10.8 0 0.0 . - .
Medicaid 390 21 5.8 3.3-10.0 83 18.0 13.7-23.3 265 70.9 64.6-76.5 15 4.0 1.9- 8.2 6 1.2 0.3- 4.5
Other 156 5 3.1 1.1- 8.2 60 45.9 35.5-56.5 88 49.1 38.8-59.5 3 2.0 0.4- 8.4 0 0.0 . - .
No health insurance 105 11 8.2 3.2-19.2 50 43.2 31.0-56.2 33 40.0 27.7-53.7 7 7.5 3.1-17.1 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 227 9 3.7 1.7- 7.7 50 22.0 15.6-30.1 165 72.4 64.0-79.5 2 1.8 0.4- 7.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
No 1,788 109 6.6 5.2- 8.5 734 39.9 36.9-42.9 839 48.0 44.9-51.2 81 4.2 3.1- 5.6 25 1.3 0.7- 2.3

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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 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 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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