2012 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 you were running out of 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 1,094 42 5.2 3.4- 8.0 44 5.3 3.5- 7.9 127 13.0 10.2-16.4 125 13.2 10.1-17.1 756 63.3 58.7-67.7
GENDER
Male 571 27 5.6 3.2- 9.6 22 5.7 3.1-10.3 65 12.6 8.7-17.9 69 14.4 10.2-20.0 388 61.6 54.9-67.9
Female 523 15 4.9 2.5- 9.4 22 4.8 2.8- 8.1 62 13.3 9.6-18.1 56 11.9 7.8-17.8 368 65.1 58.5-71.1
RACE
White 705 17 3.0 1.7- 5.4 24 4.4 2.5- 7.6 59 8.5 6.2-11.5 78 12.9 9.4-17.5 527 71.2 66.0-76.0
African American 202 12 8.4 3.8-17.3 11 8.4 4.1-16.5 33 19.3 12.1-29.3 26 13.6 7.6-23.2 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 182 12 8.4 3.3-19.6 *** *** *** 34 20.0 11.9-31.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 116 13 11.1 5.8-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 9.4 4.3-19.3 *** *** ***
No 978 29 4.8 3.0- 7.8 38 5.2 3.4- 8.0 96 11.1 8.3-14.6 113 13.5 10.2-17.6 702 65.4 60.5-70.0
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 226 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 10.5 6.4-16.6 28 17.3 10.6-27.0 158 66.1 56.4-74.7
5 through 10 346 14 7.0 3.5-13.3 17 5.2 2.9- 9.1 48 16.3 11.4-22.7 35 8.3 5.2-13.1 232 63.2 55.6-70.3
11 through 13 188 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 7.9 2.9-19.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
14 through 17 334 17 8.6 4.4-16.2 12 5.2 2.7- 9.9 38 14.3 8.9-22.3 39 13.3 8.0-21.3 228 58.6 49.8-66.9
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 242 17 8.3 4.2-15.7 21 8.6 4.6-15.5 63 23.1 16.4-31.5 36 18.1 11.3-27.7 105 41.9 32.5-52.0
Some College 277 16 5.8 3.1-10.4 13 6.5 3.1-13.1 42 16.7 10.9-24.8 34 12.9 7.8-20.7 172 58.0 49.1-66.4
College Graduate 573 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 4.0 2.3- 6.8 55 10.4 6.9-15.4 477 80.3 74.3-85.1
SCHOOL
Public School 772 35 6.3 4.0- 9.7 32 5.5 3.5- 8.6 97 14.0 10.5-18.3 89 12.4 9.0-16.9 519 61.8 56.3-67.1
Private/Home 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 11.3 5.2-22.9 *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 247 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 12.4 7.8-19.3 31 16.3 10.1-25.2 171 65.4 56.1-73.6
K-5th 347 12 6.2 2.9-12.5 17 5.2 2.9- 9.1 44 15.5 10.5-22.3 34 8.3 5.2-13.0 240 64.9 57.1-72.0
6th-8th 191 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 6.0 3.3-10.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
9th-12th3 309 17 9.6 4.9-17.9 11 5.0 2.5-10.0 34 14.7 8.9-23.4 37 11.8 7.2-18.6 210 58.9 49.8-67.3
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 557 *** *** *** 13 2.9 1.5- 5.6 28 4.5 2.7- 7.5 53 10.7 7.0-15.9 457 80.3 74.3-85.1
Public 398 32 9.3 5.9-14.4 29 8.6 5.2-13.9 91 23.1 17.5-29.7 55 14.3 9.8-20.4 191 44.8 37.6-52.3
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 69 89.1 78.4-94.9
No health insurance 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 250 15 10.4 5.0-20.4 16 10.1 4.9-19.4 32 11.4 7.4-17.1 36 15.5 9.5-24.2 151 52.6 42.9-62.2
No 832 26 3.6 2.2- 5.9 28 3.9 2.4- 6.1 93 13.5 10.1-17.7 87 12.6 9.1-17.1 598 66.5 61.2-71.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology, results from 2011 and 2012 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 Servcies or other type not otherwise listed.

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