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2011 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

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

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  Total
Respond2
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 1,173 77 6.6 4.5- 9.4 391 30.5 26.3-35.0 655 59.8 55.0-64.4 28 2.0 1.0- 4.1 22 1.2 0.7- 2.2
GENDER
Male 601 39 6.7 4.2-10.5 203 34.4 28.0-41.4 328 55.6 48.6-62.3 20 2.3 1.0- 5.2 11 1.1 0.4- 2.7
Female 568 38 6.4 3.6-11.2 187 26.4 21.4-32.1 324 64.1 57.6-70.1 *** *** *** 11 1.3 0.6- 2.8
RACE
White 824 53 6.3 4.1- 9.6 301 36.8 31.4-42.7 435 54.2 48.3-59.9 18 1.1 0.7- 1.9 17 1.5 0.8- 3.1
African American 182 18 9.0 4.3-17.9 41 16.7 10.7-25.2 112 68.6 58.1-77.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 161 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,057 72 6.9 4.7-10.0 361 31.5 27.0-36.3 580 58.4 53.3-63.3 25 2.2 1.0- 4.5 19 1.1 0.6- 2.1
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 177 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
5 through 10 365 28 5.9 3.4-10.3 124 27.9 21.2-35.7 195 62.5 54.3-70.0 13 2.9 1.0- 7.6 *** *** ***
11 through 13 253 19 10.8 5.3-20.9 82 27.3 19.6-36.7 143 59.1 48.8-68.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
14 through 17 378 26 8.5 4.6-15.2 127 34.5 26.6-43.3 202 51.7 42.9-60.4 12 3.2 1.0- 9.9 11 2.1 0.8- 5.4
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 230 19 7.1 3.5-14.2 51 18.3 11.8-27.2 148 70.2 60.5-78.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some College 247 15 5.4 2.4-11.6 65 27.9 19.9-37.6 154 63.1 53.2-72.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 695 43 6.8 4.2-11.0 275 40.4 34.3-46.8 353 50.6 44.3-56.9 12 0.8 0.4- 1.6 12 1.4 0.6- 3.3
SCHOOL
Public School 867 64 7.3 4.9-10.7 277 28.0 23.3-33.2 478 60.5 54.9-65.8 26 2.6 1.3- 5.4 22 1.6 0.9- 2.9
Private/Home 153 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 202 *** *** *** *** *** *** 134 69.7 58.5-78.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
K-5th 365 29 6.4 3.7-10.9 126 29.1 22.2-37.1 191 60.4 52.2-68.2 14 3.2 1.2- 8.1 *** *** ***
6th-8th 240 19 12.7 6.6-23.3 77 26.8 19.0-36.5 136 58.0 47.4-67.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
9th-12th3 365 24 7.3 3.8-13.7 125 36.1 27.9-45.2 193 50.9 41.9-59.9 12 3.4 1.1-10.4 11 2.2 0.8- 5.7
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 674 45 7.7 4.7-12.3 249 35.9 30.1-42.0 349 52.6 46.3-58.9 16 2.2 0.9- 5.7 15 1.6 0.7- 3.4
Public 331 21 5.6 2.9-10.6 72 20.4 14.3-28.3 223 70.7 62.4-77.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 126 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 236 *** *** *** 65 22.9 15.3-32.8 154 73.9 64.1-81.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 924 68 7.8 5.3-11.4 319 31.4 26.6-36.5 495 57.1 51.6-62.3 22 2.3 1.0- 4.9 20 1.5 0.8- 2.7

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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 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 w as 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.

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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