2012 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Food Insecurity

In the last 12 months, did you ever cut the size of (his/her) meals
because there wasn’t enough money for food?1

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  Total
Respond2
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,095 61 8.2 5.8-11.5 1,034 91.8 88.5-94.2
GENDER
Male 572 31 7.1 4.3-11.6 541 92.9 88.4-95.7
Female 523 30 9.4 5.9-14.7 493 90.6 85.3-94.1
RACE
White 705 29 5.0 3.1- 8.1 676 95.0 91.9-96.9
African American 203 18 12.9 7.3-21.9 185 87.1 78.1-92.7
Other Minorities 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 979 47 7.9 5.4-11.3 932 92.1 88.7-94.6
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 226 *** *** *** 217 96.5 92.0-98.5
5 through 10 346 19 9.2 5.1-16.2 327 90.8 83.8-94.9
11 through 13 188 *** *** *** 185 98.8 94.2-99.8
14 through 17 335 30 16.5 10.4-25.3 305 83.5 74.7-89.6
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 242 25 14.6 8.7-23.5 217 85.4 76.5-91.3
Some College 276 20 8.3 4.7-14.4 256 91.7 85.6-95.3
College Graduate 575 16 4.2 2.0- 8.5 559 95.8 91.5-98.0
SCHOOL
Public School 774 46 9.5 6.5-13.7 728 90.5 86.3-93.5
Private/Home 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 247 11 3.5 1.6- 7.5 236 96.5 92.5-98.4
K-5th 347 17 8.9 4.8-15.9 330 91.1 84.1-95.2
6th-8th 191 *** *** *** 185 96.7 89.9-98.9
9th-12th3 310 27 16.8 10.3-26.2 283 83.2 73.8-89.7
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 559 13 5.0 2.3-10.6 546 95.0 89.4-97.7
Public 397 42 12.1 8.1-17.7 355 87.9 82.3-91.9
Other 80 *** *** *** 79 99.1 93.9-99.9
No health insurance 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 249 17 12.9 6.9-22.9 232 87.1 77.1-93.1
No 834 44 6.9 4.6-10.2 790 93.1 89.8-95.4

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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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