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2010 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Birth Characteristics

Low Birth Weight
(less than 2500 grams or 5 1/2 pounds)***

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,802 144 8.3 6.8-10.0 1,658 91.7 90.0-93.2
GENDER
Male 909 70 7.7 5.8-10.2 839 92.3 89.8-94.2
Female 891 74 8.9 6.8-11.6 817 91.1 88.4-93.2
RACE
White 1,317 88 6.4 5.0- 8.2 1,229 93.6 91.8-95.0
African American 298 40 13.8 9.7-19.3 258 86.2 80.7-90.3
Other Minorities 184 16 8.1 4.3-14.7 168 91.9 85.3-95.7
HISPANIC
Yes 138 14 9.9 5.3-17.5 124 90.1 82.5-94.7
No 1,663 130 8.1 6.6- 9.9 1,533 91.9 90.1-93.4
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 473 39 7.0 4.8- 9.9 434 93.0 90.1-95.2
5 through 10 493 42 9.8 6.9-13.7 451 90.2 86.3-93.1
11 through 13 334 26 8.8 5.5-13.8 308 91.2 86.2-94.5
14 through 17 502 37 7.3 5.0-10.6 465 92.7 89.4-95.0
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 85 9 9.4 4.2-19.8 76 90.6 80.2-95.8
H.S. 286 27 10.4 6.6-16.2 259 89.6 83.8-93.4
Some College 414 29 8.1 5.1-12.4 385 91.9 87.6-94.9
College Graduate 1,016 79 7.6 5.9- 9.8 937 92.4 90.2-94.1
SCHOOL
Public School 1,185 99 9.3 7.3-11.8 1,086 90.7 88.2-92.7
Private/Home 190 10 6.0 2.9-11.8 180 94.0 88.2-97.1
GRADE
Not In School 492 42 7.8 5.5-10.9 450 92.2 89.1-94.5
K-5th 509 43 10.2 7.2-14.2 466 89.8 85.8-92.8
6th-8th 327 22 6.3 3.8-10.2 305 93.7 89.8-96.2
9th-12th* 470 36 7.4 5.0-10.9 434 92.6 89.1-95.0
HEALTH INSURANCE**
Private 1,054 73 6.4 4.8- 8.5 981 93.6 91.5-95.2
Public 487 47 9.4 6.7-13.1 440 90.6 86.9-93.3
Other 146 11 8.4 4.3-15.8 135 91.6 84.2-95.7
No health insurance 96 8 15.5 7.4-29.8 88 84.5 70.2-92.6
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 357 41 13.1 9.1-18.5 316 86.9 81.5-90.9
No 1,414 102 7.3 5.8- 9.2 1,312 92.7 90.8-94.2

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***Low birth weight estimated from question: How much did s/he weigh at birth?

*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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