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2011 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Food Insecurity

In the last 12 months, how often did you rely on only a few kinds of low-cost food to feed (CHILD)
because you were running out of money to buy food?1

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  Total
Respond2
Very often Often Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,316 53 5.7 3.8- 8.5 55 6.8 4.5-10.0 144 13.5 10.6-17.0 120 10.6 7.9-13.9 944 63.5 58.8-67.9
GENDER
Male 669 27 5.3 3.0- 9.1 19 5.8 3.1-10.7 69 11.2 7.7-15.9 66 11.1 7.6-16.0 488 66.6 60.1-72.6
Female 643 25 6.1 3.4-10.6 36 7.8 4.6-12.7 75 15.9 11.5-21.6 54 10.0 6.4-15.1 453 60.3 53.5-66.6
RACE
White 918 23 3.8 2.0- 7.2 30 5.3 2.9- 9.7 77 8.7 6.2-12.0 80 8.2 5.8-11.6 708 73.9 68.5-78.7
African American 209 16 8.8 4.6-16.4 *** *** *** 36 17.0 10.9-25.7 23 16.1 9.5-26.1 124 52.5 42.4-62.4
Other Minorities 182 14 8.0 3.5-17.0 15 14.1 7.3-25.5 *** *** *** 17 10.3 4.8-20.9 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 138 13 11.1 4.7-23.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,172 40 5.1 3.2- 7.9 42 5.5 3.4- 8.7 114 11.5 8.7-15.1 108 10.5 7.8-14.0 868 67.4 62.5-72.0
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 248 *** *** *** 13 9.0 4.2-18.3 27 14.9 8.6-24.5 24 9.1 4.7-16.8 177 64.3 53.7-73.7
5 through 10 393 16 6.1 2.9-12.2 14 6.6 3.2-13.3 38 11.7 7.3-18.2 38 15.3 9.9-22.8 287 60.3 51.8-68.2
11 through 13 272 11 5.5 2.6-11.0 14 7.4 3.1-16.6 34 11.9 7.7-17.9 29 9.2 5.3-15.4 184 66.1 56.5-74.5
14 through 17 403 19 8.3 4.1-16.1 14 4.3 2.0- 9.1 45 16.1 10.1-24.6 29 5.8 3.0-10.9 296 65.5 56.4-73.7
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 273 24 8.7 4.6-15.7 26 14.9 9.0-23.6 59 20.2 13.8-28.5 34 16.3 10.1-25.3 130 40.0 31.2-49.4
Some College 272 18 7.9 4.0-15.0 16 3.9 2.1- 7.1 42 20.4 13.7-29.3 30 12.9 7.7-20.6 166 55.0 45.7-63.9
College Graduate 769 11 2.5 1.2- 5.2 13 2.9 1.1- 7.6 43 4.9 3.2- 7.5 56 5.3 3.8- 7.5 646 84.3 79.7-88.1
SCHOOL
Public School 931 44 7.1 4.6-10.9 43 6.8 4.3-10.7 110 14.0 10.6-18.3 83 10.4 7.3-14.8 651 61.6 55.9-66.9
Private/Home 161 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 12.5 6.2-23.7 *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 275 *** *** *** 12 7.8 3.6-16.0 27 12.9 7.4-21.4 32 14.5 8.7-23.2 196 62.2 52.2-71.2
K-5th 393 15 5.1 2.3-10.7 18 7.6 3.8-14.6 43 13.8 8.9-20.6 34 11.6 7.0-18.5 283 62.0 53.5-69.8
6th-8th 259 13 6.9 3.5-13.0 13 9.4 4.3-19.5 29 9.9 6.1-15.5 25 8.7 4.8-15.2 179 65.1 55.2-74.0
9th-12th3 387 15 7.3 3.3-15.7 12 2.3 1.1- 4.6 45 17.0 10.7-25.9 29 6.1 3.2-11.5 286 67.3 57.9-75.5
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 732 *** *** *** 12 3.1 1.2- 7.5 45 5.9 3.8- 9.1 52 5.6 3.7- 8.5 616 83.2 78.0-87.4
Public 385 41 9.6 6.0-15.1 35 10.5 6.4-16.7 82 21.8 16.2-28.7 50 14.0 9.3-20.6 177 44.2 36.6-52.0
Other 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 250 18 8.7 4.4-16.5 16 11.5 5.4-22.6 38 18.9 11.9-28.6 23 7.9 3.8-15.5 *** *** ***
No 1,053 35 5.2 3.2- 8.3 38 5.8 3.6- 9.2 104 12.4 9.3-16.4 96 11.3 8.2-15.2 780 65.4 60.1-70.3

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards; see N.C. CHAMP Technical Notes for more details

1Asked only for children 1 year and older.

2Use 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.

39th-12th grade includes those in college or other post high school education.

4Health 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.

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