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2012 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 858 73 10.7 7.6-14.9 283 29.8 25.5-34.6 452 53.7 48.5-58.8 32 3.5 2.2- 5.5 18 2.2 1.2- 4.2
GENDER
Male 465 44 11.9 7.6-18.0 145 28.7 22.7-35.6 245 53.0 45.7-60.1 21 4.1 2.3- 7.1 *** *** ***
Female 393 29 9.4 5.4-15.7 138 31.2 25.1-37.9 207 54.5 47.3-61.5 11 2.8 1.3- 6.3 *** *** ***
RACE
White 574 50 10.7 7.1-15.9 207 34.8 29.4-40.7 286 49.8 43.8-55.8 21 3.2 1.9- 5.6 *** *** ***
African American 138 *** *** *** 35 14.5 9.1-22.3 83 72.2 61.5-80.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 765 66 11.0 7.7-15.4 259 30.7 26.1-35.7 395 53.1 47.6-58.4 29 3.3 2.0- 5.4 16 1.9 1.0- 3.7
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
5 through 10 256 27 10.2 6.3-16.0 104 30.6 24.1-38.1 119 55.4 47.1-63.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
11 through 13 164 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
14 through 17 319 24 8.2 5.0-13.3 89 26.1 19.1-34.6 175 55.5 47.0-63.6 22 8.4 4.8-14.2 *** *** ***
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 171 15 7.4 3.6-14.4 51 23.3 15.8-33.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some College 224 20 15.5 8.5-26.7 53 20.3 13.9-28.5 133 58.7 48.6-68.1 11 3.0 1.5- 6.3 *** *** ***
College Graduate 462 38 9.1 5.9-13.8 179 39.2 32.5-46.2 224 46.8 39.9-53.8 16 3.4 1.7- 6.8 *** *** ***
SCHOOL
Public School 653 62 12.4 8.6-17.5 205 28.1 23.3-33.5 342 52.8 46.9-58.6 31 4.7 2.9- 7.4 13 2.0 0.9- 4.4
Private/Home 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 133 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
K-5th 259 30 12.7 7.6-20.7 101 30.2 23.4-38.1 121 52.7 43.9-61.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
6th-8th 169 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
9th-12th3 297 25 9.9 6.1-15.6 82 26.9 19.5-35.9 160 52.3 43.5-61.0 21 8.9 5.1-15.3 *** *** ***
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 455 41 11.6 7.6-17.4 170 37.3 30.9-44.2 223 46.5 39.8-53.3 16 4.0 2.1- 7.5 *** *** ***
Public 297 22 11.3 6.3-19.7 73 21.2 15.5-28.4 186 62.7 54.1-70.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 206 15 9.3 4.0-20.0 55 27.6 19.0-38.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 641 57 11.2 7.7-16.0 225 30.8 25.9-36.3 320 51.6 45.7-57.4 28 4.1 2.5- 6.7 11 2.3 1.1- 5.0

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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

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 was 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 wer e 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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