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2010 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

Weight-for-Age Categories***

Children ages 2 through 17

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  Total
Respond.^
Below 5th Percentile 5th to 84th Percentile 85th to 94th Percentile 95th Percentile and Greater
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,577 48 3.8 2.6- 5.3 1,072 67.6 64.6-70.4 228 14.2 12.2-16.5 229 14.4 12.4-16.7
GENDER
Male 815 26 4.1 2.5- 6.5 520 64.1 59.8-68.1 127 14.6 11.9-17.9 142 17.2 14.2-20.7
Female 762 22 3.5 2.1- 5.7 552 71.1 66.9-75.1 101 13.8 11.0-17.2 87 11.6 9.0-14.8
RACE
White 1,160 27 2.3 1.4- 3.7 815 71.1 67.8-74.3 168 14.2 11.9-16.9 150 12.3 10.2-14.8
African American 249 8 4.9 2.2-10.4 151 59.9 52.2-67.0 39 16.2 11.4-22.5 51 19.0 13.8-25.5
Other Minorities 166 13 10.0 5.2-18.1 104 60.5 50.8-69.5 21 10.8 6.3-18.1 28 18.7 12.3-27.4
HISPANIC
Yes 118 2 0.9 0.2- 4.1 82 69.0 57.9-78.3 14 13.0 7.0-22.9 20 17.1 10.3-27.0
No 1,458 46 4.1 2.8- 5.8 989 67.4 64.3-70.4 214 14.4 12.3-16.7 209 14.2 12.1-16.6
AGE GROUPS
3 through 4 251 9 4.9 2.2-10.5 180 74.3 67.3-80.2 37 13.7 9.5-19.4 25 7.1 4.4-11.4
5 through 9 364 16 4.8 2.7- 8.4 238 64.7 58.6-70.4 60 17.3 13.2-22.5 50 13.2 9.5-18.1
10 through 11 194 7 3.6 1.4- 8.8 126 63.4 54.5-71.4 40 20.7 14.4-28.7 21 12.3 7.6-19.3
12 through 14 360 11 4.7 2.3- 9.4 236 65.1 58.5-71.2 42 9.7 6.6-14.1 71 20.5 15.6-26.4
15 through 17 408 5 0.6 0.2- 1.4 292 70.7 64.6-76.2 49 11.1 7.8-15.5 62 17.6 13.1-23.2
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 74 3 5.2 1.1-21.2 40 54.6 40.0-68.5 13 16.5 8.4-29.8 18 23.7 13.5-38.2
H.S. 240 6 3.2 1.2- 8.0 155 60.9 52.7-68.6 31 13.3 8.6-20.1 48 22.6 16.4-30.2
Some College 373 10 3.9 1.8- 8.3 247 66.7 60.4-72.6 49 13.1 9.4-17.9 67 16.3 12.1-21.5
College Graduate 890 29 3.7 2.4- 5.8 630 70.9 67.0-74.4 135 14.8 12.1-17.8 96 10.6 8.4-13.4
SCHOOL
Public 1,164 29 3.3 2.1- 5.2 763 64.0 60.4-67.4 175 15.2 12.7-18.0 197 17.5 14.9-20.4
Private/Home 197 8 2.2 1.0- 4.5 152 79.5 72.0-85.3 23 10.7 6.7-16.8 14 7.6 4.1-13.8
GRADE
Not In School 268 12 5.9 3.1-11.1 192 74.2 67.6-80.0 36 12.1 8.3-17.4 28 7.7 4.9-11.9
K-5th 474 20 4.4 2.6- 7.4 306 63.5 58.0-68.6 88 19.6 15.6-24.4 60 12.5 9.3-16.7
6th-8th 339 10 4.6 2.2- 9.6 214 62.2 55.4-68.5 47 11.5 8.2-16.0 68 21.7 16.5-28.0
9th-12th* 493 6 0.6 0.2- 1.3 358 72.3 66.9-77.2 56 10.4 7.5-14.3 73 16.7 12.7-21.6
HEALTH INSURANCE**
Private 933 24 3.4 2.0- 5.5 671 71.5 67.7-75.0 123 13.0 10.5-15.8 115 12.2 9.8-15.1
Public 417 17 5.1 2.8- 9.0 243 59.7 53.7-65.4 75 15.7 11.9-20.3 82 19.6 15.3-24.7
Other 123 5 2.8 1.1- 7.0 87 74.1 63.6-82.4 16 16.0 9.2-26.4 15 7.1 3.8-12.9
No health insurance 88 0 0.0 . - . 64 70.9 57.2-81.7 11 14.1 7.0-26.2 13 15.0 7.4-28.0
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 366 20 8.1 4.8-13.5 223 57.5 50.9-63.9 56 16.8 12.3-22.4 67 17.6 13.2-23.1
No 1,190 28 2.6 1.6- 4.1 838 70.6 67.2-73.7 169 13.6 11.4-16.1 155 13.3 11.0-15.9

Back to Weight/Height.

***Asked only of children ages 2 and older.
The SAS code for calculating Weight-for-Age categories was obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics' website entitled, "2000 CDC Growth Charts: United States" (www.cdc.gov/growthcharts). The calculations use the 2000 CDC growth charts, by AGE and SEX, as the standard for assessing weight status. Implausible values of height or weight were excluded from the results, using World Health Organization fixed exclusion ranges.

For some participants, callbacks were made to obtain more accurate height and weight measurements (see "arrive at child's height/weight" tables). The calculations of Weight-for-Age include the corrected weights obtained from these callbacks.

*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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