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2013-2014 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 876 63 7.9 5.8-10.7 296 31.7 27.4-36.4 468 54.8 49.9-59.6 30 3.6 2.3- 5.6 19 2.0 1.0- 3.8
GENDER
Male 449 28 7.4 4.8-11.2 162 33.2 27.1-39.9 230 53.2 46.4-59.9 18 4.0 2.3- 6.9 11 2.1 0.9- 5.1
Female 422 34 8.4 5.3-13.0 133 30.2 24.3-36.9 235 56.5 49.4-63.3 12 3.1 1.4- 6.6 *** *** ***
RACE
White 562 37 6.6 4.3- 9.9 203 36.9 31.3-42.9 285 49.1 43.2-55.1 20 4.2 2.4- 7.2 17 3.2 1.6- 6.1
African American 150 *** *** *** 39 20.2 12.9-30.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 157 15 10.5 5.7-18.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 151 18 14.8 8.9-23.7 57 33.3 24.5-43.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 725 45 6.5 4.5- 9.5 239 31.4 26.6-36.6 395 55.6 50.1-61.0 28 4.1 2.6- 6.5 18 2.3 1.2- 4.5
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
5 through 10 262 16 6.7 3.6-11.8 108 38.6 30.1-47.8 124 51.4 42.3-60.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
11 through 13 178 22 13.9 8.1-22.9 46 21.0 14.3-29.7 *** *** *** 12 7.7 3.9-14.5 *** *** ***
14 through 17 333 20 6.6 3.9-11.0 98 28.2 21.7-35.9 198 59.8 51.8-67.3 11 4.7 2.2- 9.8 *** *** ***
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 214 18 8.6 4.9-14.5 64 28.2 20.9-36.9 121 57.4 48.2-66.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some College 228 19 10.3 6.1-16.9 63 25.1 17.5-34.7 137 60.2 50.3-69.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 433 25 5.6 3.3- 9.2 169 39.1 32.7-45.9 210 49.0 42.3-55.9 17 3.4 1.9- 6.1 12 2.9 1.3- 6.1
SCHOOL
Public School 683 52 8.6 6.1-11.9 219 28.3 23.6-33.5 369 56.5 50.9-62.0 26 4.6 2.9- 7.3 17 2.0 1.0- 3.9
Private/Home 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 123 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
K-5th 263 18 6.6 3.8-11.3 107 38.0 29.7-47.0 123 51.4 42.4-60.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
6th-8th 184 24 15.3 9.3-24.2 52 24.2 16.9-33.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
9th-12th3 306 15 5.0 2.7- 9.2 88 26.2 19.7-34.0 186 61.8 53.5-69.5 11 6.3 3.1-12.3 *** *** ***
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 461 32 9.0 5.8-13.8 175 37.9 31.9-44.3 223 45.3 39.0-51.8 18 4.1 2.3- 7.2 13 3.6 1.7- 7.6
Public 324 23 7.1 4.3-11.3 87 25.6 19.2-33.2 203 65.0 57.2-72.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 192 *** *** *** 47 24.4 16.4-34.7 134 70.8 60.5-79.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 677 54 9.1 6.5-12.5 247 33.7 28.8-39.1 330 50.7 45.1-56.2 28 4.1 2.6- 6.6 18 2.4 1.2- 4.6

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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 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 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 Services or other type not otherwise listed.

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