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2011 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

Weight-for-Age Categories1

Children ages 2 through 17

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  Total
Respond2
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 1,225 48 5.5 3.5- 8.5 789 60.8 55.9-65.4 201 20.4 16.7-24.7 187 13.4 10.5-16.9
GENDER
Male 625 26 5.4 2.8-10.4 385 60.8 54.0-67.2 103 18.9 14.2-24.8 111 14.9 10.9-20.0
Female 600 22 5.5 3.0-10.0 404 60.8 53.8-67.3 98 21.9 16.5-28.5 76 11.8 8.0-17.0
RACE
White 860 31 4.8 2.6- 8.7 577 66.3 60.6-71.6 136 17.5 13.4-22.4 116 11.4 8.3-15.4
African American 191 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 23.7 15.5-34.4 41 16.1 10.1-24.7
Other Minorities 169 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 16.5 8.8-28.7
HISPANIC
Yes 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,102 42 4.3 2.6- 7.2 716 63.0 58.0-67.8 174 19.5 15.7-24.0 170 13.1 10.2-16.7
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 183 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
5 through 9 322 17 7.1 3.4-14.3 211 62.0 53.1-70.2 50 16.5 11.1-23.8 44 14.4 9.0-22.2
10 through 11 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 12.8 7.8-20.3
12 through 14 259 12 7.5 3.2-16.5 159 60.7 50.8-69.8 50 22.4 15.1-31.9 38 9.4 6.2-13.8
15 through 17 313 *** *** *** 217 71.2 61.1-79.5 44 17.1 10.3-27.1 47 11.0 6.6-17.8
PARENT EDUCATION
HS or Less 249 11 8.4 3.9-16.8 141 50.2 40.3-60.0 47 23.6 16.2-33.2 50 17.8 11.3-26.9
Some College 252 *** *** *** 144 56.4 46.8-65.6 47 22.4 15.1-31.9 54 17.2 11.4-25.2
College Graduate 723 30 4.3 2.3- 8.0 503 70.6 64.7-75.9 107 17.0 12.6-22.6 83 8.1 6.0-10.7
SCHOOL
Public 909 32 4.8 2.8- 8.1 580 62.8 57.2-68.0 155 19.1 15.1-23.9 142 13.4 10.2-17.4
Private/Home 159 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 11.4 5.9-20.9 23 9.2 5.2-15.8
GRADE
Not In School 209 13 8.8 3.9-18.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 16.1 9.1-26.9
K-5th 380 15 5.2 2.4-11.3 248 63.4 55.0-71.1 55 16.1 10.9-23.2 62 15.2 10.1-22.2
6th-8th 252 14 8.3 3.7-17.6 144 58.1 48.0-67.6 52 22.0 14.8-31.5 42 11.5 7.7-16.7
9th-12th3 382 *** *** *** 269 71.5 62.7-78.8 55 18.2 11.9-26.8 52 9.7 6.0-15.2
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 696 26 4.7 2.4- 8.9 475 70.4 64.6-75.7 110 16.3 12.3-21.2 85 8.6 6.2-11.9
Public 353 15 6.5 3.2-12.6 199 52.0 43.8-60.1 62 22.9 16.4-30.9 77 18.7 13.2-25.7
Other 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 243 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 19.8 12.4-30.0 50 14.2 9.4-20.8
No 968 39 5.8 3.5- 9.3 629 60.7 55.3-65.9 166 20.3 16.1-25.1 134 13.3 10.0-17.5

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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.
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/growthchart s). 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.

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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