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2016-2017 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 there wasn't enough 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 679 35 6.0 3.9- 9.1 25 4.9 2.9- 8.2 65 9.9 7.4-13.2 66 7.8 5.9-10.3 488 71.5 66.8-75.7
GENDER
Male 359 21 6.4 3.9-10.2 16 7.7 4.1-14.0 39 11.5 7.9-16.4 35 8.1 5.4-12.0 248 66.3 59.7-72.4
Female 317 13 5.4 2.6-11.0 *** *** *** 26 8.6 5.3-13.5 31 7.6 5.1-11.2 238 76.1 69.2-81.8
RACE
White 444 20 6.1 3.6-10.2 15 3.4 1.7- 6.9 31 6.1 3.7- 9.9 40 8.3 5.8-11.7 338 76.1 70.5-80.9
African American 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 13.9 8.4-22.2 15 10.3 5.9-17.5 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 16.2 8.7-28.1 11 9.1 4.4-17.8 *** *** ***
No 594 22 4.0 2.2- 7.1 22 4.3 2.4- 7.7 52 9.0 6.4-12.4 55 7.6 5.6-10.4 443 75.1 70.3-79.4
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 126 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
5 through 10 190 12 6.1 2.9-12.3 *** *** *** 13 6.3 3.1-12.5 22 8.2 5.1-13.2 135 74.8 65.9-82.1
11 through 13 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 15.9 9.4-25.6 18 9.9 5.4-17.3 *** *** ***
14 through 17 227 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 9.0 5.6-14.0 21 9.5 5.8-15.1 163 71.3 63.1-78.4
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 127 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 18.8 11.8-28.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some College 200 12 4.3 2.2- 8.3 14 10.7 5.2-20.6 24 14.6 8.9-23.1 29 11.8 7.5-18.2 121 58.6 49.0-67.6
College Graduate 351 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 4.3 2.4- 7.7 28 6.5 4.2- 9.9 303 87.9 83.2-91.4
SCHOOL
Public School 500 24 6.2 3.6-10.3 21 5.3 2.9- 9.5 53 9.9 7.1-13.6 57 9.0 6.6-12.1 345 69.7 64.1-74.8
Private/Home 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 62 84.3 72.4-91.7
GRADE
Not In School 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
K-5th 194 11 4.8 2.3- 9.8 *** *** *** 14 6.7 3.4-12.8 22 8.5 5.2-13.5 139 75.7 67.1-82.6
6th-8th 132 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 17.2 10.3-27.4 19 11.8 6.6-20.2 *** *** ***
9th-12th3 214 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 8.0 4.8-12.9 18 8.0 4.7-13.4 159 74.9 66.7-81.7
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 323 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 6.0 3.1-11.3 19 4.8 2.9- 8.0 285 88.5 83.1-92.3
Public 278 32 13.9 9.0-20.9 20 11.0 6.3-18.5 44 15.4 10.9-21.3 36 10.9 7.4-15.9 146 48.8 41.1-56.5
Other 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 160 12 10.0 4.6-20.5 *** *** *** 15 8.9 4.8-16.2 18 8.8 5.1-14.9 108 68.8 58.5-77.6
No 506 22 4.9 2.9- 8.0 15 4.5 2.2- 8.9 48 9.7 6.9-13.6 47 7.6 5.4-10.5 374 73.4 68.0-78.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology, results from 2011, 2012, 2013-2014 and 2016-2017 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 Services or other type not otherwise listed.

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