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2013-2014 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

Weight-for-Age 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 982 49 5.4 3.5- 8.1 648 67.0 62.5-71.1 144 13.6 10.9-16.9 141 14.0 11.2-17.4
GENDER
Male 494 25 5.2 2.8- 9.3 310 64.3 58.0-70.2 77 14.4 10.7-19.1 82 16.1 11.9-21.4
Female 488 24 5.6 3.1- 9.8 338 69.7 63.4-75.3 67 12.8 9.0-17.8 59 11.9 8.5-16.5
RACE
White 624 33 4.7 3.0- 7.3 417 66.2 60.7-71.3 93 14.2 10.7-18.7 81 14.8 11.2-19.4
African American 182 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 15.4 9.6-23.9 31 11.4 6.9-18.2
Other Minorities 168 12 7.0 3.4-13.9 107 69.8 59.1-78.6 20 8.0 4.4-14.3 29 15.2 8.8-25.1
HISPANIC
Yes 158 *** *** *** 94 55.1 45.1-64.8 26 16.2 10.5-24.3 28 21.3 13.9-31.1
No 821 39 5.1 3.1- 8.2 551 68.9 64.0-73.4 118 13.2 10.2-16.9 113 12.8 9.9-16.5
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 146 *** *** *** 96 69.6 59.1-78.4 26 12.2 7.4-19.5 19 14.1 7.7-24.2
5 through 9 264 20 9.0 4.6-16.8 172 64.6 55.6-72.7 30 11.9 7.2-19.1 42 14.4 9.5-21.4
10 through 11 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 18.3 10.6-29.6 18 15.0 8.5-24.9
12 through 14 204 *** *** *** 138 67.4 57.7-75.8 36 17.8 11.2-27.0 25 11.6 7.1-18.6
15 through 17 256 *** *** *** 179 72.1 63.3-79.5 30 10.4 6.6-16.1 37 15.0 9.1-23.7
PARENT EDUCATION
HS or Less 234 14 6.9 3.1-14.4 143 65.0 56.1-73.0 35 11.4 7.3-17.3 42 16.8 11.3-24.2
Some College 259 *** *** *** 174 67.1 58.5-74.7 30 13.4 8.4-20.8 45 15.1 10.4-21.3
College Graduate 487 25 5.2 3.2- 8.4 329 68.1 61.8-73.8 79 15.3 11.4-20.3 54 11.4 7.5-16.9
SCHOOL
Public 740 38 5.0 3.1- 8.1 482 66.9 61.7-71.7 106 14.0 10.7-18.2 114 14.1 11.0-17.8
Private/Home 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 13.7 7.7-23.3 12 12.0 5.2-25.2
GRADE
Not In School 173 *** *** *** 115 65.9 55.4-75.0 28 10.9 6.7-17.1 23 16.8 9.9-27.0
K-5th 315 24 7.7 4.2-13.7 200 66.5 58.7-73.6 43 13.1 8.6-19.6 48 12.7 8.8-17.9
6th-8th 185 *** *** *** 115 63.4 53.2-72.6 36 20.2 13.1-29.9 28 13.6 8.6-20.8
9th-12th3 309 12 3.3 1.5- 7.1 218 71.1 62.9-78.1 37 11.8 7.5-18.0 42 13.9 8.8-21.2
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 512 23 4.7 2.9- 7.7 353 69.7 63.9-74.9 75 13.8 10.2-18.4 61 11.8 8.3-16.4
Public 372 22 6.3 3.3-11.9 226 63.3 55.9-70.1 58 14.5 10.2-20.2 66 15.8 11.5-21.5
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 209 15 5.6 2.7-11.3 *** *** *** 29 20.7 12.8-31.6 34 15.3 9.1-24.5
No 764 34 5.4 3.3- 8.7 509 68.7 63.8-73.2 114 12.0 9.4-15.3 107 13.9 10.8-17.6

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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.
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 (see "arrive at child's height/weight" tables). The calculations of Weight-for-Age include the corrected weights obtained from these callbacks.

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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