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2011 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

How did you arrive at (CHILD)'s height? Would you say1:

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  Total
Respond2
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 1,076 108 11.3 8.4-15.0 338 33.0 28.3-38.0 579 52.6 47.4-57.6 31 1.9 1.0- 3.6 20 1.2 0.7- 2.3
GENDER
Male 555 58 13.1 8.9-19.0 175 35.6 28.9-43.0 287 46.6 39.6-53.8 22 2.9 1.3- 6.3 13 1.6 0.7- 3.6
Female 517 50 9.3 6.0-14.2 162 30.1 24.1-37.0 289 58.9 51.7-65.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 778 76 11.6 8.0-16.5 268 40.0 34.1-46.3 401 45.9 39.9-52.0 20 1.2 0.7- 2.0 13 1.3 0.6- 2.9
African American 155 24 14.2 7.9-24.0 26 16.0 9.4-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 139 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 982 106 12.0 8.9-15.9 305 33.1 28.3-38.3 524 51.7 46.4-57.0 29 2.0 1.0- 3.9 18 1.2 0.6- 2.3
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 123 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
5 through 10 309 32 10.6 6.2-17.6 133 36.7 28.6-45.6 128 49.6 40.6-58.7 11 1.8 0.9- 3.6 *** *** ***
11 through 13 252 35 15.8 9.5-25.1 65 24.6 17.0-34.1 146 57.2 46.9-66.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
14 through 17 392 34 12.3 7.2-20.2 82 23.4 16.6-32.0 249 59.1 50.1-67.6 17 3.5 1.2- 9.5 *** *** ***
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 193 32 13.6 8.0-22.3 43 20.8 13.2-31.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some College 226 18 7.6 3.7-14.9 55 28.2 19.8-38.5 143 59.7 49.4-69.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 655 58 12.0 8.0-17.6 239 42.5 35.9-49.4 330 43.0 36.6-49.5 15 0.9 0.5- 1.5 13 1.7 0.8- 3.8
SCHOOL
Public School 822 88 12.8 9.3-17.3 231 26.8 22.0-32.2 458 56.5 50.7-62.2 28 2.4 1.2- 4.6 17 1.5 0.8- 2.9
Private/Home 142 14 11.7 5.0-25.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
K-5th 312 32 11.3 6.8-18.4 133 36.3 28.4-45.0 131 49.1 40.2-58.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
6th-8th 245 36 16.3 9.8-25.8 65 24.9 17.1-34.8 139 56.7 46.2-66.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
9th-12th3 377 32 12.3 7.0-20.5 76 23.2 16.3-32.1 242 59.1 49.8-67.8 17 3.6 1.3- 9.9 *** *** ***
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 627 55 11.7 7.6-17.7 213 38.0 31.8-44.6 329 46.2 39.9-52.7 16 2.1 0.7- 6.0 14 1.9 0.9- 4.0
Public 286 36 9.5 6.0-14.8 61 23.2 16.0-32.4 176 64.8 55.8-72.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 220 17 9.0 4.5-17.0 47 19.5 12.0-30.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 844 90 11.4 8.2-15.6 285 36.3 30.9-42.0 429 49.0 43.4-54.8 21 1.8 0.8- 4.0 19 1.6 0.8- 3.0

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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

1Asked 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 w as 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 b ack.

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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