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2010 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

How did you arrive at (CHILD)'s height? Would you say:***

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  Total
Respond.#
Guessed at height Used tape measure/yard stick Measured at doctor's office Measured at school Some other way
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,526 163 10.5 8.7-12.6 535 35.6 32.6-38.7 738 48.9 45.7-52.0 58 3.1 2.2- 4.3 32 2.0 1.3- 3.0
GENDER
Male 778 80 11.4 8.7-14.7 284 36.3 32.2-40.7 368 46.6 42.2-51.0 32 3.8 2.5- 5.8 14 1.9 1.0- 3.5
Female 747 83 9.7 7.5-12.5 250 34.6 30.4-39.0 370 51.3 46.8-55.8 26 2.4 1.4- 3.9 18 2.0 1.1- 3.6
RACE
White 1,138 117 10.7 8.6-13.2 447 41.9 38.3-45.6 503 42.1 38.5-45.7 46 3.4 2.3- 4.8 25 2.0 1.3- 3.2
African American 247 28 9.5 6.1-14.6 52 19.3 14.0-26.0 157 68.3 61.0-74.9 6 1.5 0.6- 3.5 4 1.4 0.3- 5.5
Other Minorities 138 18 12.1 6.7-20.7 35 26.0 17.9-36.1 76 54.6 44.1-64.7 6 4.6 1.7-12.1 3 2.7 0.9- 8.2
HISPANIC
Yes 97 12 10.8 5.5-20.1 32 41.4 30.0-53.8 44 40.6 29.5-52.7 5 4.3 1.7-10.4 4 2.9 1.0- 8.3
No 1,428 151 10.5 8.7-12.7 502 35.1 32.0-38.2 694 49.6 46.3-52.9 53 3.0 2.1- 4.2 28 1.9 1.2- 2.9
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 224 21 9.2 5.7-14.6 84 37.8 30.4-45.8 116 52.4 44.4-60.2 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
5 through 10 416 46 11.0 7.8-15.2 185 44.3 38.6-50.1 168 41.5 35.8-47.4 13 2.3 1.1- 4.6 4 1.0 0.3- 2.8
11 through 13 330 39 10.2 6.8-14.8 115 34.4 28.2-41.1 149 46.8 39.9-53.7 17 5.2 2.9- 9.1 10 3.5 1.8- 6.7
14 through 17 556 57 11.0 8.0-15.0 151 25.6 21.2-30.5 305 56.4 51.0-61.6 26 4.0 2.5- 6.6 17 3.0 1.6- 5.6
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 57 14 24.4 13.6-39.9 10 20.9 9.7-39.4 27 39.8 26.0-55.5 4 11.2 3.9-27.8 2 3.7 0.7-17.3
H.S. 233 23 9.7 5.8-16.0 62 26.0 19.6-33.6 133 58.5 50.3-66.3 10 3.6 1.6- 8.1 5 2.1 0.7- 5.7
Some College 360 36 10.2 6.9-14.7 125 35.2 29.1-41.8 171 50.2 43.6-56.9 22 3.2 1.9- 5.2 6 1.2 0.5- 2.8
College Graduate 876 90 10.2 7.9-13.0 338 39.0 35.0-43.1 407 46.2 42.1-50.3 22 2.5 1.5- 4.2 19 2.1 1.2- 3.7
SCHOOL
Public School 1,142 126 10.9 8.8-13.4 371 32.3 29.0-35.8 564 50.2 46.5-53.9 51 4.0 2.8- 5.6 30 2.6 1.7- 3.9
Private/Home 192 18 8.7 5.0-14.7 92 54.0 45.1-62.6 76 35.9 28.0-44.6 5 0.9 0.4- 2.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7
GRADE
Not In School 240 23 8.9 5.6-13.7 89 37.3 30.3-45.0 124 52.9 45.2-60.4 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
K-5th 433 51 11.8 8.6-16.1 193 45.3 39.6-51.1 172 39.7 34.2-45.5 13 2.1 1.0- 4.4 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1
6th-8th 334 33 9.0 5.8-13.6 114 32.5 26.6-39.0 159 49.7 43.0-56.5 19 5.8 3.3- 9.9 9 3.0 1.5- 5.9
9th-12th* 514 55 11.2 8.1-15.4 137 25.3 20.7-30.4 282 56.4 50.8-61.9 23 3.9 2.3- 6.5 17 3.2 1.7- 6.0
HEALTH INSURANCE**
Private 919 100 10.8 8.5-13.6 361 41.7 37.8-45.8 399 42.1 38.1-46.2 36 3.1 2.0- 4.7 23 2.3 1.4- 3.7
Public 386 39 10.2 7.0-14.7 99 23.9 19.1-29.4 234 62.8 56.7-68.6 10 2.1 0.9- 4.7 4 1.0 0.3- 2.7
Other 128 15 11.5 6.0-21.0 41 32.1 22.6-43.5 64 48.1 37.2-59.2 5 4.6 1.8-11.5 3 3.6 0.8-14.2
No health insurance 78 7 7.7 3.2-17.7 30 43.1 30.7-56.4 32 39.4 27.6-52.6 7 8.1 3.5-18.0 2 1.6 0.4- 7.1
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 357 32 9.9 6.5-14.9 87 21.3 16.5-27.1 224 65.8 59.4-71.7 7 1.2 0.5- 2.9 7 1.7 0.8- 3.8
No 1,150 127 10.6 8.6-13.1 445 39.9 36.4-43.5 504 43.8 40.2-47.5 50 3.6 2.5- 5.1 24 2.0 1.2- 3.2

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***Asked only of children ages 2 and older that reported a height (Question 2a of Weight/Height module).

Participants who reported that they guessed at the child's height, they arrived at child's height some other way, or that the child was measured more than 3 months ago were asked to measure the child and were called back to obtain a corrected height. Participants who derived the child's height from a ruler/yardstick, school, or doctor's office within the past 3 months were NOT called back.

*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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