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2010 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Food Insecurity

In the last 12 months, did you ever cut the size of (his/her) meals
because there wasn’t enough money for food?***

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,917 96 5.5 4.3- 7.0 1,821 94.5 93.0-95.7
GENDER
Male 977 53 6.0 4.3- 8.3 924 94.0 91.7-95.7
Female 938 43 5.1 3.6- 7.1 895 94.9 92.9-96.4
RACE
White 1,366 42 3.0 2.1- 4.2 1,324 97.0 95.8-97.9
African American 337 28 9.6 6.2-14.4 309 90.4 85.6-93.8
Other Minorities 211 26 11.6 7.5-17.7 185 88.4 82.3-92.5
HISPANIC
Yes 149 27 14.4 9.3-21.6 122 85.6 78.4-90.7
No 1,767 69 4.6 3.5- 6.1 1,698 95.4 93.9-96.5
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 421 12 3.4 1.7- 6.5 409 96.6 93.5-98.3
5 through 10 554 25 5.3 3.5- 8.2 529 94.7 91.8-96.5
11 through 13 370 19 6.2 3.5-10.8 351 93.8 89.2-96.5
14 through 17 572 40 7.4 5.1-10.6 532 92.6 89.4-94.9
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 102 25 22.8 14.2-34.5 77 77.2 65.5-85.8
H.S. 307 25 10.7 6.9-16.3 282 89.3 83.7-93.1
Some College 447 28 6.5 4.2-10.0 419 93.5 90.0-95.8
College Graduate 1,061 18 1.8 1.1- 3.1 1,043 98.2 96.9-98.9
SCHOOL
Public School 1,326 79 6.5 5.0- 8.4 1,247 93.5 91.6-95.0
Private/Home 215 5 3.2 1.2- 8.6 210 96.8 91.4-98.8
GRADE
Not In School 446 12 3.1 1.6- 6.0 434 96.9 94.0-98.4
K-5th 573 27 5.7 3.7- 8.7 546 94.3 91.3-96.3
6th-8th 365 20 6.8 4.0-11.2 345 93.2 88.8-96.0
9th-12th* 528 36 7.0 4.7-10.2 492 93.0 89.8-95.3
HEALTH INSURANCE**
Private 1,087 19 1.7 0.9- 2.9 1,068 98.3 97.1-99.1
Public 542 57 11.2 8.3-14.9 485 88.8 85.1-91.7
Other 158 3 1.7 0.5- 5.8 155 98.3 94.2-99.5
No health insurance 107 17 19.3 11.2-31.1 90 80.7 68.9-88.8
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 415 29 7.9 5.1-12.2 386 92.1 87.8-94.9
No 1,472 64 4.7 3.5- 6.3 1,408 95.3 93.7-96.5

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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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