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2012 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

Weight-for-Age Weight Status 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 1,012 35 4.6 2.7- 7.6 652 62.7 58.0-67.2 143 14.3 11.2-18.0 182 18.4 15.1-22.3
GENDER
Male 537 18 4.9 2.2-10.5 320 56.3 49.5-62.9 76 15.7 11.3-21.4 123 23.1 17.9-29.3
Female 475 17 4.3 2.3- 7.8 332 69.5 63.2-75.2 67 12.8 9.0-18.0 59 13.4 9.7-18.2
RACE
White 663 17 2.4 1.3- 4.2 443 65.7 60.3-70.8 93 13.4 10.1-17.7 110 18.4 14.4-23.3
African American 183 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 13.7 7.8-22.9 41 20.2 13.1-29.9
Other Minorities 161 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 15.2 8.1-26.9
HISPANIC
Yes 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 9.1 4.5-17.7 *** *** ***
No 907 31 4.4 2.5- 7.6 589 62.6 57.6-67.3 127 14.7 11.4-18.6 160 18.4 14.9-22.5
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 171 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 14.8 9.3-22.7 26 16.8 10.7-25.4
5 through 9 280 15 6.7 3.1-13.8 187 68.1 59.6-75.4 26 6.9 4.2-11.1 52 18.3 12.5-25.9
10 through 11 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
12 through 14 191 *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 16.5 9.3-27.5 31 14.3 8.5-23.2
15 through 17 259 *** *** *** 164 56.4 47.0-65.3 42 20.8 13.5-30.8 47 20.4 14.0-28.7
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 217 *** *** *** 127 61.8 51.5-71.2 35 9.5 6.2-14.3 46 19.2 12.6-28.3
Some College 261 *** *** *** 156 54.7 45.6-63.5 35 20.2 13.1-29.9 62 22.4 16.0-30.5
College Graduate 533 18 3.1 1.5- 6.2 368 68.7 62.5-74.3 73 13.0 9.5-17.7 74 15.2 11.1-20.5
SCHOOL
Public School 750 22 4.1 2.2- 7.4 478 61.7 56.1-67.0 107 14.4 10.7-18.9 143 19.9 15.8-24.8
Private/Home 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 7.0 2.4-18.9
GRADE
Not In School 191 *** *** *** 125 63.9 54.0-72.8 25 13.0 8.1-20.1 32 16.9 11.1-24.7
K-5th 333 15 6.1 2.9-12.6 211 62.0 53.7-69.7 40 10.6 6.5-16.8 67 21.3 15.1-29.1
6th-8th 182 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 14.7 7.5-26.6 28 13.7 7.7-23.1
9th-12th3 306 *** *** *** 195 57.2 48.5-65.5 49 21.4 14.5-30.3 55 18.9 13.3-26.0
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 520 14 2.3 1.2- 4.5 356 71.0 65.3-76.2 74 14.0 10.2-19.0 76 12.6 9.4-16.6
Public 365 17 7.2 3.6-13.9 208 52.8 45.1-60.4 52 16.1 10.9-23.1 88 23.8 18.0-30.9
Other 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 240 *** *** *** 144 57.4 47.7-66.6 42 18.9 12.5-27.6 46 21.0 14.1-30.1
No 759 27 5.2 2.9- 9.2 501 64.2 58.7-69.4 99 12.8 9.5-17.1 132 17.7 14.0-22.2

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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.
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/growthcharts). 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.

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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