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2009 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

Weight-for-Age Categories***

Children ages 2 through 17

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  Total
Respond.^
Below 5th Percentile 5th to 84th Percentile 85th to 94th Percentile 95th Percentile and Greater
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,967 65 3.5 2.5- 4.7 1,308 68.2 65.3-70.9 327 16.0 14.0-18.3 267 12.3 10.5-14.4
GENDER
Male 1,065 37 3.6 2.4- 5.5 680 65.4 61.5-69.2 185 16.7 13.9-19.9 163 14.3 11.7-17.4
Female 902 28 3.3 2.0- 5.2 628 71.3 67.2-75.1 142 15.3 12.4-18.7 104 10.1 7.8-13.1
RACE
White 1,496 54 4.0 2.8- 5.6 1,020 69.0 65.7-72.1 233 15.3 13.0-18.0 189 11.7 9.6-14.1
African American 256 6 1.8 0.7- 4.5 146 61.7 54.1-68.8 61 21.2 15.7-28.0 43 15.2 10.5-21.5
Other Minorities 212 5 3.2 1.1- 9.1 139 73.0 65.2-79.6 33 12.2 8.0-18.3 35 11.6 7.5-17.5
HISPANIC
Yes 148 6 3.9 1.5-10.1 92 65.6 56.2-73.9 34 20.5 14.1-28.9 16 10.0 5.6-17.2
No 1,818 59 3.4 2.4- 4.7 1,215 68.5 65.5-71.3 293 15.5 13.3-17.8 251 12.7 10.7-14.9
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 310 13 5.1 2.7- 9.5 209 67.9 61.0-74.1 57 16.8 12.2-22.5 31 10.2 6.7-15.4
5 through 9 524 25 4.7 2.8- 7.8 357 70.9 65.6-75.7 72 12.7 9.4-16.8 70 11.7 8.6-15.8
10 through 11 228 7 2.7 1.0- 6.7 148 66.1 57.3-74.0 37 15.8 10.3-23.4 36 15.4 9.9-23.2
12 through 14 421 9 1.5 0.7- 3.4 277 66.5 59.8-72.6 72 18.9 14.0-25.0 63 13.0 9.1-18.3
15 through 17 484 11 2.4 1.2- 4.7 317 67.2 61.3-72.7 89 17.7 13.5-22.7 67 12.7 9.2-17.4
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 80 4 2.9 0.9- 9.3 52 74.7 62.3-84.1 10 8.8 4.1-17.9 14 13.5 6.8-25.1
H.S. 325 16 4.7 2.5- 9.0 182 58.8 51.2-66.0 71 21.5 16.0-28.4 56 14.9 10.5-20.7
Some College 505 19 4.9 2.8- 8.5 304 59.8 53.8-65.6 88 17.1 13.0-22.1 94 18.2 13.9-23.4
College Graduate 1,056 26 2.5 1.5- 4.1 769 73.7 70.0-77.1 158 14.8 12.2-17.9 103 8.9 6.9-11.6
SCHOOL
Public 1,479 45 3.4 2.3- 5.0 965 66.7 63.3-69.9 250 16.4 13.9-19.1 219 13.6 11.4-16.2
Private/Home 209 8 3.1 1.4- 6.5 155 78.6 71.4-84.4 28 11.8 7.4-18.3 18 6.6 3.8-11.2
GRADE
Not In School 279 12 4.0 2.0- 7.9 188 67.2 59.8-73.9 49 17.6 12.6-24.2 30 11.1 7.1-16.9
K-5th 713 31 4.6 2.9- 7.3 483 70.2 65.6-74.4 104 12.4 9.6-15.7 95 12.8 9.9-16.5
6th-8th 409 11 2.5 1.2- 5.3 264 64.6 57.9-70.7 72 21.4 16.1-27.8 62 11.5 8.2-15.9
9th-12th* 564 11 1.9 0.9- 3.8 371 68.1 62.6-73.1 102 16.9 13.1-21.4 80 13.2 9.7-17.6
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 88 3 9.0 2.5-27.8 52 53.0 38.7-66.8 20 21.3 12.4-34.1 13 16.7 7.7-32.6
Private 1,133 31 2.8 1.8- 4.4 788 71.4 67.8-74.8 186 15.7 13.0-18.7 128 10.1 8.0-12.7
Health Choice 111 4 2.1 0.7- 6.2 70 58.2 45.8-69.6 17 20.1 11.4-32.9 20 19.6 12.0-30.6
Medicaid 361 14 4.1 2.1- 7.7 216 64.0 57.2-70.4 65 17.6 12.9-23.6 66 14.3 10.2-19.7
Other 159 10 5.8 2.7-12.0 109 74.3 64.9-82.0 22 10.4 5.9-17.6 18 9.5 5.1-16.8
No health insurance 103 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 64 60.1 46.7-72.1 17 16.7 9.6-27.3 21 22.9 13.1-36.8
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 218 13 7.8 4.1-14.4 133 57.4 48.1-66.2 36 20.2 13.5-29.0 36 14.6 9.3-22.1
No 1,722 52 3.0 2.1- 4.2 1,158 69.6 66.6-72.4 285 15.4 13.3-17.8 227 12.0 10.1-14.3

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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.
The SAS code for calculating Weight-for-Age 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 weight status. Implausible values of height, weight or BMI were excluded from 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 wit h new height/weight information. The calculations of Weight-for-Age include the corrected weights obtained from these callbacks.

^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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