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2010 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

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

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  Total
Respond.#
Guessed at weight Used bathroom scale Weighed at doctor's office Weighed 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 1,703 99 5.8 4.6- 7.4 624 35.4 32.6-38.3 876 53.6 50.6-56.6 56 2.8 2.0- 3.9 48 2.3 1.6- 3.3
GENDER
Male 864 48 6.1 4.3- 8.5 319 34.3 30.5-38.3 441 53.6 49.4-57.7 37 4.1 2.7- 6.1 19 1.9 1.1- 3.4
Female 838 51 5.6 3.9- 7.8 304 36.4 32.4-40.6 435 53.8 49.5-58.0 19 1.5 0.8- 2.7 29 2.8 1.8- 4.3
RACE
White 1,234 70 6.4 4.8- 8.4 499 41.1 37.7-44.6 586 47.3 43.8-50.8 45 3.1 2.1- 4.5 34 2.2 1.4- 3.4
African American 286 19 5.4 3.0- 9.3 75 22.8 17.6-29.2 180 68.6 61.9-74.7 6 2.0 0.8- 5.3 6 1.1 0.5- 2.7
Other Minorities 180 10 3.5 1.5- 7.9 48 25.7 18.5-34.5 109 62.2 53.0-70.6 5 2.8 0.9- 8.7 8 5.7 2.8-11.4
HISPANIC
Yes 127 5 2.1 0.8- 5.7 38 39.0 28.8-50.2 75 53.7 42.8-64.2 4 2.1 0.7- 6.4 5 3.1 1.2- 7.8
No 1,575 94 6.2 4.8- 7.9 585 35.0 32.2-38.0 801 53.6 50.5-56.7 52 2.9 2.0- 4.1 43 2.3 1.6- 3.3
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 302 19 6.4 3.9-10.3 83 24.8 19.4-31.1 194 67.5 60.9-73.5 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6
5 through 10 508 28 6.7 4.4-10.2 217 41.0 36.0-46.3 243 49.1 43.8-54.4 15 2.5 1.2- 4.8 5 0.7 0.3- 2.0
11 through 13 350 18 3.4 2.0- 5.7 138 39.6 33.3-46.2 167 49.5 42.9-56.1 17 5.4 3.1- 9.4 10 2.1 1.0- 4.1
14 through 17 543 34 6.0 3.9- 9.1 186 32.8 27.9-38.0 272 52.1 46.7-57.5 22 3.3 1.8- 5.7 29 5.9 3.7- 9.2
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 82 4 4.5 1.5-12.6 16 15.5 8.0-27.8 55 70.8 57.4-81.4 4 5.8 1.9-16.5 3 3.5 1.0-11.7
H.S. 279 15 4.5 2.3- 8.5 80 30.0 23.5-37.5 165 59.0 51.5-66.2 12 4.4 2.1- 8.9 7 2.1 0.8- 5.0
Some College 405 20 4.9 2.9- 8.1 152 34.3 28.8-40.3 202 55.4 49.2-61.4 21 3.0 1.8- 5.1 10 2.4 1.1- 5.0
College Graduate 936 60 6.8 5.0- 9.2 376 39.4 35.6-43.3 453 49.5 45.6-53.6 19 2.0 1.1- 3.5 28 2.3 1.5- 3.7
SCHOOL
Public School 1,240 70 5.5 4.1- 7.3 455 34.6 31.4-38.0 625 53.4 49.9-56.8 50 3.8 2.6- 5.4 40 2.8 1.9- 4.1
Private/Home 202 9 4.6 2.0-10.2 98 56.7 48.1-64.8 85 35.4 27.9-43.7 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 6 2.5 1.1- 6.0
GRADE
Not In School 325 21 6.6 4.1-10.4 89 25.0 19.8-31.0 208 66.9 60.6-72.7 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.4
K-5th 524 29 6.4 4.1- 9.8 223 41.4 36.4-46.7 251 48.9 43.7-54.2 17 2.7 1.4- 5.0 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9
6th-8th 348 14 2.9 1.6- 5.3 137 38.8 32.6-45.4 168 50.4 43.8-57.0 18 5.7 3.3- 9.8 11 2.1 1.1- 4.1
9th-12th* 501 34 6.5 4.2- 9.8 173 33.6 28.5-39.1 248 50.9 45.2-56.5 18 2.8 1.5- 5.4 28 6.3 3.9- 9.8
HEALTH INSURANCE**
Private 981 60 6.6 4.9- 9.0 414 42.4 38.6-46.3 439 45.5 41.6-49.5 34 2.7 1.7- 4.2 34 2.7 1.8- 4.2
Public 473 24 4.4 2.7- 7.2 111 22.5 18.2-27.5 321 69.8 64.5-74.6 11 2.2 1.0- 4.5 6 1.1 0.5- 2.5
Other 136 5 4.9 1.8-12.6 50 34.4 25.0-45.1 73 53.4 42.6-63.8 5 4.1 1.5-10.5 3 3.3 0.8-12.9
No health insurance 94 8 5.0 2.2-11.1 43 46.8 34.5-59.5 33 35.2 24.1-48.1 6 8.0 2.7-21.4 4 5.0 1.6-14.5
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 390 10 3.0 1.5- 6.0 103 20.6 16.3-25.6 261 73.2 67.7-78.1 7 1.4 0.6- 3.2 9 1.9 0.9- 3.8
No 1,286 85 6.5 5.0- 8.5 518 40.1 36.8-43.5 597 47.6 44.2-51.1 48 3.2 2.2- 4.7 38 2.5 1.7- 3.7

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***Asked only of children ages 2 and older that reported a weight (Question 1a of Weight/Height module).

Participants who reported that they guessed at the child's weight, they arrived at child's weight some other way, or that the child was weighed more than 3 months ago were asked to weigh the child and were called back to obtain a corrected weight. Participants who derived the child's weight from a bathroom scale, 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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