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2010 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 962 36 4.1 2.7- 6.2 652 65.8 61.9-69.5 130 13.0 10.5-15.9 144 17.1 14.1-20.5
GENDER
Male 500 23 4.1 2.4- 6.9 312 62.4 56.8-67.7 73 13.5 10.2-17.6 92 20.0 15.7-25.0
Female 462 13 4.1 2.1- 7.7 340 69.3 63.5-74.5 57 12.5 9.0-17.0 52 14.1 10.3-19.0
RACE
White 700 26 3.8 2.3- 6.1 498 70.6 66.0-74.7 96 14.2 11.1-17.9 80 11.5 8.8-15.0
African American 161 3 3.8 1.2-11.4 92 54.5 45.0-63.8 24 11.9 7.2-19.1 42 29.7 21.7-39.2
Other Minorities 99 7 6.9 2.8-16.1 60 60.7 48.2-71.9 10 8.5 3.8-18.0 22 23.9 14.9-36.2
HISPANIC
Yes 73 2 1.5 0.4- 5.8 45 61.7 47.0-74.5 8 11.4 4.9-24.2 18 25.5 14.9-40.0
No 888 34 4.4 2.9- 6.7 606 66.2 62.1-70.1 122 13.1 10.6-16.2 126 16.3 13.3-19.8
AGE GROUPS
10 through 11 194 6 2.9 1.1- 7.6 125 62.9 54.1-70.9 35 16.3 11.1-23.4 28 17.9 11.9-26.1
12 through 14 360 14 5.1 2.6- 9.5 233 63.1 56.4-69.3 51 14.2 10.0-19.7 62 17.7 13.2-23.4
15 through 17 408 16 3.9 2.1- 7.3 294 70.3 64.1-75.8 44 9.8 6.8-14.0 54 15.9 11.5-21.7
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 50 3 10.4 2.2-37.5 22 48.0 31.1-65.3 8 13.8 5.5-30.6 17 27.9 16.0-44.0
H.S. 148 4 3.0 0.9- 9.4 86 49.6 39.2-60.1 21 14.4 8.4-23.6 37 33.0 23.5-44.0
Some College 231 5 1.4 0.6- 3.3 149 63.0 54.4-70.9 36 15.7 10.4-23.0 41 19.9 13.7-27.9
College Graduate 533 24 5.2 3.2- 8.5 395 73.5 68.6-78.0 65 11.2 8.4-14.8 49 10.0 7.1-13.8
SCHOOL
Public 846 27 3.6 2.3- 5.8 561 64.2 60.0-68.3 120 13.4 10.8-16.6 138 18.7 15.4-22.4
Private/Home 76 9 12.5 5.4-26.3 58 74.9 59.4-85.9 7 11.8 4.5-27.3 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3
GRADE
4th-5th 127 5 4.1 1.5-11.1 83 66.0 55.2-75.4 22 12.1 7.3-19.4 17 17.8 10.5-28.4
6th-8th 339 15 5.9 3.2-10.7 210 58.2 51.4-64.7 50 16.0 11.5-21.9 64 19.9 15.0-25.9
9th-12th* 493 16 2.8 1.5- 5.2 357 71.9 66.5-76.8 57 10.5 7.6-14.4 63 14.8 10.9-19.7
HEALTH INSURANCE**
Private 575 25 5.5 3.4- 8.8 420 71.3 66.3-75.8 76 12.5 9.5-16.2 54 10.8 7.8-14.7
Public 234 5 2.3 0.7- 7.2 126 52.3 44.2-60.2 37 14.4 9.8-20.7 66 31.0 24.0-39.1
Other 72 4 3.6 1.2-10.4 54 77.5 62.8-87.6 7 13.7 5.7-29.6 7 5.2 2.2-12.1
No health insurance 69 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 48 75.6 62.4-85.3 7 7.0 2.7-16.6 13 16.4 8.7-28.8
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 250 12 5.7 2.8-11.4 155 61.8 53.8-69.3 37 12.7 8.4-18.6 46 19.8 14.0-27.3
No 698 24 3.7 2.2- 6.0 489 67.3 62.7-71.7 92 13.0 10.2-16.6 93 16.0 12.6-20.0

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***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 Statistics' 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 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). The calculations of BMI-for-Age Categories include the corrected heights & weights obtained from these callbacks for children 10 and older.

*9th-12th grade includes those in college or other post high school education.

**Health Insurance categories: PRIVATE = State Employee Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC, or other private health insurance plan purchased from an employer or directly from insurance company.
PUBLIC = Medicaid, Carolina ACCESS, Health Check, or NC Health Choice. OTHER = the military, CHAMPUS, TRI CARE, Indian Health Servcies or other type not otherwise listed.

^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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