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2013-2014 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Food Insecurity

In the last 12 months, how often did you rely on only a few kinds of low-cost food to feed (CHILD) because there wasn't enough money to buy food?1

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  Total
Respond2
Very often Often Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,042 49 6.6 4.4- 9.7 58 8.0 5.5-11.4 116 13.1 10.4-16.5 129 12.3 9.6-15.8 690 59.9 55.3-64.4
GENDER
Male 522 19 4.0 2.1- 7.4 25 8.7 5.0-14.8 61 13.7 9.8-18.7 71 12.4 8.9-17.1 346 61.2 54.7-67.3
Female 514 30 9.4 5.7-15.1 32 7.0 4.4-11.0 55 12.7 9.0-17.6 58 12.3 8.4-17.8 339 58.6 51.9-64.9
RACE
White 660 22 4.1 2.2- 7.3 24 6.8 3.6-12.3 49 9.7 6.9-13.5 78 10.5 7.9-13.8 487 69.0 63.4-74.1
African American 197 15 12.2 6.2-22.6 11 5.7 2.5-12.6 26 17.0 10.1-27.3 28 15.5 8.7-25.9 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 178 11 6.2 2.6-13.9 21 14.0 8.3-22.4 39 19.1 12.8-27.4 23 14.8 8.0-25.9 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 163 16 13.7 7.6-23.4 28 19.6 12.9-28.6 42 28.2 20.2-37.8 21 12.6 7.7-20.1 56 25.9 18.5-35.0
No 876 33 5.4 3.3- 8.9 30 6.0 3.5-10.1 73 10.2 7.4-13.7 108 12.4 9.3-16.3 632 66.0 60.7-70.9
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 187 *** *** *** 12 6.9 3.3-13.9 25 13.5 8.1-21.8 22 10.3 6.1-16.7 121 63.5 53.5-72.6
5 through 10 327 12 5.2 2.4-10.9 19 7.9 3.8-15.5 36 14.0 9.2-20.6 44 13.2 8.2-20.4 216 59.8 51.3-67.8
11 through 13 190 11 9.9 4.5-20.4 *** *** *** 21 16.4 9.6-26.5 27 14.3 7.8-24.7 *** *** ***
14 through 17 338 19 7.0 3.6-13.1 17 9.8 4.9-18.5 34 9.4 6.1-14.2 36 11.7 7.6-17.7 232 62.1 53.8-69.8
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 249 23 12.7 7.4-20.8 27 11.5 7.3-17.6 59 24.4 17.6-32.7 35 12.6 8.0-19.1 105 38.9 30.3-48.3
Some College 273 20 7.9 4.0-15.1 19 10.4 5.4-19.4 32 13.8 8.9-20.8 47 16.8 10.8-25.1 155 51.0 42.2-59.8
College Graduate 518 *** *** *** 12 3.5 1.4- 8.5 23 4.6 2.7- 7.6 47 8.6 5.8-12.5 430 82.0 76.6-86.4
SCHOOL
Public School 756 40 7.4 4.8-11.2 44 9.2 6.0-13.9 88 14.1 10.7-18.3 96 13.9 10.3-18.5 488 55.5 49.9-60.9
Private/Home 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 6.0 2.6-13.1 101 85.7 76.7-91.7
GRADE
Not In School 214 *** *** *** 12 6.0 2.9-12.0 27 12.7 7.7-20.3 26 9.8 6.1-15.5 140 65.1 55.7-73.5
K-5th 323 *** *** *** 20 8.9 4.5-16.9 38 15.0 10.1-21.7 44 14.2 9.0-21.8 211 57.5 49.1-65.5
6th-8th 196 11 8.7 3.7-18.9 11 6.4 3.0-12.9 24 17.1 10.3-27.0 28 14.9 8.4-25.2 *** *** ***
9th-12th3 309 19 8.5 4.5-15.5 15 10.2 5.0-19.8 27 7.8 4.7-12.8 31 10.5 6.4-16.8 217 63.0 54.0-71.2
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 537 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 7.0 4.4-11.2 42 8.9 5.6-13.8 455 81.5 75.9-86.1
Public 402 37 12.2 7.8-18.4 43 14.1 9.3-20.9 75 18.8 13.9-24.9 74 15.9 11.3-21.8 173 39.0 32.2-46.3
Other 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 46 84.7 73.1-91.8
No health insurance 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 216 15 10.8 5.4-20.5 13 10.6 4.9-21.5 25 13.0 7.5-21.6 34 14.2 9.1-21.6 129 51.4 41.5-61.1
No 817 34 5.7 3.5- 9.1 45 7.4 4.9-11.2 89 13.1 10.0-16.9 93 11.9 8.8-16.0 556 61.9 56.6-66.8

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology, results from 2011, 2012 and 2013-2014 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 for children 1 year and older.

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 Services or other type not otherwise listed.

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