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2011 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Birth Characteristics

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

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  Total
Respond2
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,273 129 12.8 9.9-16.3 1,144 87.2 83.7-90.1
GENDER
Male 653 66 13.0 9.1-18.2 587 87.0 81.8-90.9
Female 615 63 12.6 8.6-18.0 552 87.4 82.0-91.4
RACE
White 902 83 10.6 7.5-14.8 819 89.4 85.2-92.5
African American 194 28 17.4 10.8-26.9 166 82.6 73.1-89.2
Other Minorities 172 18 13.9 7.2-25.0 154 86.1 75.0-92.8
HISPANIC
Yes 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,141 116 12.5 9.6-16.3 1,025 87.5 83.7-90.4
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 300 27 8.7 4.9-15.0 273 91.3 85.0-95.1
5 through 10 359 37 17.8 11.6-26.3 322 82.2 73.7-88.4
11 through 13 253 27 12.1 7.0-20.1 226 87.9 79.9-93.0
14 through 17 358 38 11.2 7.1-17.2 320 88.8 82.8-92.9
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 240 30 18.1 11.3-27.6 210 81.9 72.4-88.7
Some College 266 26 10.6 6.0-18.3 240 89.4 81.7-94.0
College Graduate 765 73 10.8 7.7-15.0 692 89.2 85.0-92.3
SCHOOL
Public School 849 95 14.8 11.0-19.7 754 85.2 80.3-89.0
Private/Home 146 11 7.4 3.2-15.9 135 92.6 84.1-96.8
GRADE
Not In School 327 32 10.9 6.5-17.9 295 89.1 82.1-93.5
K-5th 358 32 15.5 9.7-23.8 326 84.5 76.2-90.3
6th-8th 240 27 9.4 5.6-15.2 213 90.6 84.8-94.4
9th-12th3 346 37 12.3 7.8-18.7 309 87.7 81.3-92.2
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 723 61 9.7 6.8-13.7 662 90.3 86.3-93.2
Public 365 51 16.5 11.1-23.7 314 83.5 76.3-88.9
Other 142 14 10.0 4.7-20.0 128 90.0 80.0-95.3
No health insurance 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 238 30 11.1 6.1-19.3 208 88.9 80.7-93.9
No 1,022 98 13.3 10.0-17.5 924 86.7 82.5-90.0

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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

1Low birth weight estimated from question: How much did s/he weigh at birth?

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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This page was generated on 13MAY13.

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