NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2012 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Child Health Conditions

Children with Special Health Care Needs
based on FIVE screening criteria1

Select a different topic:
  Total
Respond2
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,131 289 25.3 21.6-29.4 842 74.7 70.6-78.4
GENDER
Male 584 155 27.8 22.2-34.1 429 72.2 65.9-77.8
Female 547 134 22.7 18.1-27.9 413 77.3 72.1-81.9
RACE
White 727 190 26.2 21.8-31.3 537 73.8 68.7-78.2
African American 207 62 27.1 19.1-37.1 145 72.9 62.9-80.9
Other Minorities 193 36 18.1 10.6-29.1 157 81.9 70.9-89.4
HISPANIC
Yes 120 16 6.5 3.3-12.5 104 93.5 87.5-96.7
No 1,010 272 26.5 22.5-30.8 738 73.5 69.2-77.5
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 273 41 19.1 12.9-27.2 232 80.9 72.8-87.1
5 through 10 339 92 25.5 19.5-32.5 247 74.5 67.5-80.5
11 through 13 186 *** *** *** *** *** ***
14 through 17 333 99 29.7 22.8-37.7 234 70.3 62.3-77.2
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 253 66 28.2 20.1-38.0 187 71.8 62.0-79.9
Some College 281 85 30.5 23.3-38.8 196 69.5 61.2-76.7
College Graduate 595 138 20.1 16.0-25.0 457 79.9 75.0-84.0
SCHOOL
Public School 763 223 27.8 23.2-32.9 540 72.2 67.1-76.8
Private/Home 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 293 44 18.9 13.0-26.6 249 81.1 73.4-87.0
K-5th 339 96 27.2 20.8-34.7 243 72.8 65.3-79.2
6th-8th 191 *** *** *** *** *** ***
9th-12th3 308 92 30.2 23.0-38.6 216 69.8 61.4-77.0
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 580 141 20.8 16.7-25.7 439 79.2 74.3-83.3
Public 409 130 33.1 26.6-40.4 279 66.9 59.6-73.4
Other 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***

Back to Child Health Conditions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology, results from 2011 and 2012 are NOT comparable to results from 2010 and earlier.

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

1CSHCN defined based on meeting at least one of the following FIVE screening criteria because of ANY medical, behavioral, or other health condition that has lasted or is it expected to last 12 months or longer:
a. Currently uses or needs prescription medicine.
b. Currently uses or needs more medical care or mental health or educational services than is usual for most children of the same age.
c. Is limited or prevented in any way in his/her ability to do the things most children of the same age do.
d. Currently needs or gets special therapy, such as physical, occupational, or speech therapy.
e. Has an emotional, developmental, or behavioral problem for which s/he needs treatment or counseling.

CSHCN definition based on five screening criteria is similar to the CSHCN definition used by the National Survey of Children's Health (www.nschdata.org).
CSHCN definition used as CSHCN subgroup in CHAMP 2010,2011 & 2012 webtables is based on two screening criteria (see Children with Special Health Care Needs based on TWO screening criteria).

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.

CHAMP Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 30NOV15.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts