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2013-2014 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Birth Characteristics

Low Birth Weight
(less than 2500 grams or 5 1/2 pounds)1

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  Total
Respond2
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 979 92 9.8 7.1-13.3 887 90.2 86.7-92.9
GENDER
Male 486 37 8.7 5.1-14.4 449 91.3 85.6-94.9
Female 487 54 11.0 7.6-15.7 433 89.0 84.3-92.4
RACE
White 629 45 7.1 4.2-11.9 584 92.9 88.1-95.8
African American 185 25 13.0 7.5-21.8 160 87.0 78.2-92.5
Other Minorities 157 22 14.8 8.6-24.1 135 85.2 75.9-91.4
HISPANIC
Yes 141 *** *** *** 133 94.5 87.6-97.7
No 836 84 10.5 7.5-14.5 752 89.5 85.5-92.5
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 222 21 8.0 4.5-13.8 201 92.0 86.2-95.5
5 through 10 291 26 11.1 6.0-19.6 265 88.9 80.4-94.0
11 through 13 163 14 6.7 3.1-14.0 149 93.3 86.0-96.9
14 through 17 303 31 12.1 7.1-19.8 272 87.9 80.2-92.9
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 220 17 5.6 3.2- 9.8 203 94.4 90.2-96.8
Some College 261 39 14.5 8.7-23.1 222 85.5 76.9-91.3
College Graduate 498 36 8.7 5.4-13.8 462 91.3 86.2-94.6
SCHOOL
Public School 663 66 10.6 7.2-15.3 597 89.4 84.7-92.8
Private/Home 120 *** *** *** 110 92.7 84.9-96.6
GRADE
Not In School 246 25 9.5 5.4-16.2 221 90.5 83.8-94.6
K-5th 285 24 10.6 5.7-18.9 261 89.4 81.1-94.3
6th-8th 168 15 5.7 2.6-12.0 153 94.3 88.0-97.4
9th-12th3 280 28 12.0 6.8-20.3 252 88.0 79.7-93.2
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 522 34 5.6 3.5- 8.9 488 94.4 91.1-96.5
Public 359 50 14.4 9.4-21.3 309 85.6 78.7-90.6
Other 61 *** *** *** 58 94.8 82.6-98.6
No health insurance 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 189 24 19.6 11.7-30.8 165 80.4 69.2-88.3
No 783 67 7.7 5.2-11.3 716 92.3 88.7-94.8

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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

1Low birth weight estimated from question: How much did she/he weigh at birth?

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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