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2013-2014 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 945 40 4.3 2.9- 6.5 361 34.7 30.4-39.3 514 56.7 52.0-61.3 16 1.9 1.0- 3.5 14 2.4 1.1- 4.8
GENDER
Male 481 22 4.4 2.6- 7.5 178 32.6 26.8-39.0 264 58.9 52.4-65.2 11 2.4 1.3- 4.7 *** *** ***
Female 459 18 4.3 2.3- 7.8 182 37.1 30.9-43.7 246 54.3 47.4-60.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 602 23 4.0 2.3- 6.9 242 39.1 33.6-44.8 317 53.1 47.4-58.8 11 2.1 1.0- 4.1 *** *** ***
African American 171 *** *** *** 58 23.7 16.5-32.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 164 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 158 *** *** *** 58 32.7 24.0-42.9 90 59.8 49.5-69.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 784 32 3.9 2.4- 6.1 303 35.4 30.6-40.5 421 55.8 50.5-60.9 15 2.2 1.2- 4.1 13 2.8 1.3- 5.7
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 142 *** *** *** 47 32.1 22.9-42.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
5 through 10 302 11 3.5 1.6- 7.5 118 37.8 29.9-46.3 166 55.9 47.4-64.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
11 through 13 175 11 6.5 2.9-13.9 59 26.9 19.0-36.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
14 through 17 326 13 4.5 2.3- 8.4 137 37.6 30.2-45.7 163 52.9 44.6-61.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 230 11 4.5 2.2- 9.3 70 26.9 19.9-35.3 142 64.1 55.0-72.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some College 246 11 6.1 3.0-11.9 83 29.6 21.8-38.8 145 59.9 50.4-68.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 467 18 2.8 1.6- 4.8 207 44.3 37.9-50.8 226 49.0 42.5-55.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
SCHOOL
Public School 714 32 4.4 2.8- 6.8 277 33.7 28.8-39.0 379 57.0 51.4-62.4 14 2.3 1.2- 4.5 12 2.6 1.1- 5.8
Private/Home 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 168 *** *** *** 54 33.2 24.2-43.5 107 61.6 51.1-71.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
K-5th 296 12 3.0 1.5- 5.9 116 36.9 29.1-45.3 162 58.1 49.7-66.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
6th-8th 180 12 8.0 3.9-15.6 65 29.3 21.0-39.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
9th-12th3 301 *** *** *** 126 37.1 29.5-45.5 152 53.0 44.3-61.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 487 23 5.0 3.0- 8.4 222 44.0 38.0-50.2 224 45.9 39.8-52.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Public 361 12 3.9 1.9- 7.8 107 27.3 21.0-34.6 235 66.7 59.2-73.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 204 *** *** *** 58 26.9 18.6-37.3 137 68.9 58.5-77.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 734 34 4.8 3.1- 7.4 303 36.9 32.0-42.0 370 53.5 48.1-58.7 15 2.1 1.1- 3.9 12 2.8 1.3- 5.9

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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 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 Services or other type not otherwise listed.

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