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2012 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 959 54 6.3 4.2- 9.4 342 34.1 29.7-38.8 517 55.4 50.6-60.2 33 2.9 1.8- 4.6 13 1.2 0.5- 2.6
GENDER
Male 510 24 5.8 3.1-10.5 180 34.6 28.5-41.3 278 55.7 48.8-62.3 23 3.6 2.0- 6.2 *** *** ***
Female 449 30 6.9 4.1-11.6 162 33.6 27.4-40.4 239 55.2 48.3-61.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 633 33 6.8 4.1-11.1 252 38.3 33.0-43.9 319 51.8 46.1-57.4 22 2.7 1.6- 4.5 *** *** ***
African American 171 *** *** *** 48 23.3 15.1-34.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 152 12 7.4 3.5-14.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 858 47 6.2 4.0- 9.4 314 34.8 30.2-39.8 457 55.4 50.3-60.4 29 2.7 1.6- 4.4 11 0.9 0.4- 1.9
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 165 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
5 through 10 310 14 5.2 2.6-10.1 113 35.3 28.1-43.2 173 56.8 48.8-64.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
11 through 13 171 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
14 through 17 313 21 6.8 4.0-11.4 121 33.3 26.0-41.4 143 50.4 42.0-58.7 20 7.8 4.4-13.4 *** *** ***
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 203 13 5.3 2.6-10.6 56 26.2 17.7-36.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some College 254 11 5.7 2.1-14.3 84 29.5 22.3-37.9 145 60.8 51.7-69.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 501 30 7.4 4.5-12.1 202 42.0 35.6-48.7 247 46.2 39.8-52.7 18 3.2 1.7- 6.1 *** *** ***
SCHOOL
Public School 709 45 7.8 5.1-11.9 251 33.5 28.4-39.1 372 53.6 47.8-59.2 31 3.9 2.4- 6.2 *** *** ***
Private/Home 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 184 *** *** *** 58 34.7 25.6-45.1 120 62.4 52.0-71.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
K-5th 311 15 4.8 2.4- 9.2 113 35.1 27.8-43.3 172 56.8 48.6-64.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
6th-8th 174 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
9th-12th3 290 21 8.4 4.9-13.9 114 34.6 27.0-43.0 128 46.6 38.1-55.2 19 8.5 4.8-14.8 *** *** ***
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 492 33 8.0 5.0-12.6 203 40.2 33.9-46.8 235 47.6 41.2-54.2 16 3.2 1.6- 6.1 *** *** ***
Public 350 13 5.3 2.4-11.4 92 27.0 20.7-34.5 232 65.1 57.2-72.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 232 *** *** *** 64 22.9 16.0-31.7 149 67.3 57.5-75.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 715 42 6.0 3.9- 9.3 275 37.9 32.6-43.5 361 51.5 45.9-57.1 28 3.1 1.9- 5.3 *** *** ***

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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 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 was 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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