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2010 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 1,912 71 4.9 3.7- 6.4 68 3.6 2.7- 4.8 203 10.9 9.2-12.8 199 10.4 8.8-12.2 1,371 70.3 67.7-72.8
GENDER
Male 976 43 5.3 3.6- 7.6 40 4.2 2.9- 6.2 105 10.5 8.3-13.2 93 10.2 8.0-12.9 695 69.9 66.1-73.4
Female 934 28 4.5 2.9- 6.7 28 3.0 1.9- 4.8 98 11.3 9.0-14.1 106 10.6 8.5-13.2 674 70.6 66.8-74.1
RACE
White 1,366 40 3.3 2.3- 4.8 39 3.1 2.1- 4.5 103 6.5 5.1- 8.2 123 8.7 7.1-10.7 1,061 78.3 75.6-80.9
African American 333 16 7.2 4.2-12.0 13 3.3 1.6- 6.9 61 18.3 13.8-24.0 56 16.8 12.6-22.1 187 54.4 47.9-60.7
Other Minorities 210 15 8.9 4.9-15.6 16 6.9 3.8-12.2 39 20.6 14.4-28.6 18 6.7 3.6-12.2 122 56.9 48.3-65.1
HISPANIC
Yes 148 12 9.5 4.9-17.6 15 9.1 5.0-16.0 40 28.7 20.5-38.6 12 8.5 4.3-16.2 69 44.2 34.8-54.1
No 1,763 59 4.4 3.2- 6.0 53 3.1 2.2- 4.3 163 9.0 7.5-10.9 186 10.6 8.9-12.4 1,302 72.9 70.3-75.5
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 421 12 3.3 1.7- 6.3 12 2.1 1.1- 4.1 55 15.2 11.3-20.3 43 9.8 6.9-13.9 299 69.5 63.8-74.7
5 through 10 553 24 5.6 3.5- 8.9 16 3.5 1.9- 6.3 44 7.8 5.5-11.0 61 11.6 8.7-15.2 408 71.5 66.7-76.0
11 through 13 371 11 3.3 1.6- 6.7 17 5.6 3.2- 9.7 38 9.9 6.7-14.5 38 10.4 7.1-15.0 267 70.7 64.5-76.3
14 through 17 567 24 6.5 4.0-10.4 23 3.8 2.3- 6.3 66 11.4 8.5-15.2 57 9.2 6.8-12.4 397 69.0 63.9-73.7
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 100 10 10.6 4.7-22.4 11 11.4 5.8-21.4 28 34.0 22.9-47.1 8 5.2 2.5-10.7 43 38.7 27.7-51.0
H.S. 305 22 11.0 6.8-17.1 19 4.9 2.8- 8.5 70 22.3 17.0-28.5 46 15.6 11.0-21.5 148 46.3 39.4-53.4
Some College 447 28 7.3 4.7-11.1 24 6.4 3.9-10.4 49 10.8 7.6-15.0 64 16.0 12.1-20.9 282 59.6 53.6-65.3
College Graduate 1,060 11 1.4 0.7- 2.8 14 1.3 0.7- 2.4 56 5.2 3.7- 7.2 81 6.9 5.3- 8.9 898 85.2 82.3-87.6
SCHOOL
Public School 1,322 57 6.0 4.4- 8.1 51 4.4 3.1- 6.1 148 10.6 8.7-12.8 141 10.8 8.9-13.1 925 68.2 65.0-71.3
Private/Home 215 2 0.6 0.1- 2.9 5 1.7 0.7- 4.6 10 6.4 3.1-12.7 21 9.5 5.6-15.7 177 81.7 74.2-87.4
GRADE
Not In School 446 12 3.0 1.6- 5.8 12 2.0 1.0- 3.8 54 13.9 10.2-18.6 46 10.1 7.1-14.0 322 71.0 65.6-75.9
K-5th 572 23 5.4 3.4- 8.6 18 3.7 2.1- 6.5 56 9.3 6.8-12.7 61 11.2 8.4-14.8 414 70.3 65.4-74.8
6th-8th 366 12 4.4 2.2- 8.6 15 5.4 3.0- 9.7 36 9.2 6.1-13.6 43 10.7 7.4-15.1 260 70.4 64.1-75.9
9th-12th* 523 23 6.4 3.9-10.3 23 4.1 2.5- 6.7 57 10.9 7.9-14.8 48 8.9 6.4-12.3 372 69.7 64.5-74.5
HEALTH INSURANCE**
Private 1,085 12 1.5 0.7- 2.9 17 1.3 0.7- 2.2 61 4.4 3.2- 6.0 76 7.1 5.4- 9.3 919 85.7 83.0-88.1
Public 540 47 10.3 7.3-14.2 39 7.4 5.0-10.6 117 22.9 18.7-27.6 98 16.8 13.4-20.9 239 42.8 37.7-47.9
Other 158 2 1.4 0.3- 5.5 4 1.3 0.4- 4.7 7 5.5 2.2-12.9 10 5.4 2.8-10.3 135 86.4 78.7-91.6
No health insurance 107 8 7.3 3.3-15.4 8 10.0 4.3-21.5 17 13.3 7.5-22.5 14 12.5 6.4-23.0 60 56.8 44.8-68.1
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 415 21 7.2 4.3-11.9 24 5.3 3.1- 8.8 46 10.9 7.6-15.4 49 11.3 8.2-15.4 275 65.3 59.3-70.9
No 1,467 49 4.3 3.1- 5.9 44 3.2 2.3- 4.6 151 10.7 8.8-12.9 148 10.3 8.5-12.4 1,075 71.5 68.5-74.3

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***Asked only for children 1 year 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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