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2016-2017 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Birth Characteristics

Low Birth Weight
(less than 2500 grams or 5 1/2 pounds)1

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  Total
Respond2
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 633 77 11.9 9.1-15.4 556 88.1 84.6-90.9
GENDER
Male 339 47 14.1 10.2-19.2 292 85.9 80.8-89.8
Female 291 30 9.9 6.3-15.3 261 90.1 84.7-93.7
RACE
White 426 48 13.1 9.4-18.1 378 86.9 81.9-90.6
African American 102 17 13.3 7.6-22.2 85 86.7 77.8-92.4
Other Minorities 66 *** *** *** 59 93.6 85.5-97.3
HISPANIC
Yes 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 557 67 11.3 8.4-14.9 490 88.7 85.1-91.6
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 145 23 18.2 11.5-27.7 122 81.8 72.3-88.5
5 through 10 171 19 8.0 4.4-14.1 152 92.0 85.9-95.6
11 through 13 121 14 12.0 6.3-21.6 107 88.0 78.4-93.7
14 through 17 196 21 10.4 6.3-16.5 175 89.6 83.5-93.7
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 111 15 16.0 9.1-26.7 96 84.0 73.3-90.9
Some College 186 25 13.3 8.0-21.1 161 86.7 78.9-92.0
College Graduate 335 37 9.9 6.8-14.3 298 90.1 85.7-93.2
SCHOOL
Public School 441 50 10.2 7.2-14.2 391 89.8 85.8-92.8
Private/Home 64 *** *** *** 55 88.6 78.0-94.5
GRADE
Not In School 156 23 17.1 10.8-26.1 133 82.9 73.9-89.2
K-5th 174 21 8.9 5.2-15.0 153 91.1 85.0-94.8
6th-8th 118 12 10.5 5.1-20.5 106 89.5 79.5-94.9
9th-12th3 184 21 11.2 6.8-17.8 163 88.8 82.2-93.2
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 310 31 9.0 5.8-13.6 279 91.0 86.4-94.2
Public 244 39 17.1 11.9-24.1 205 82.9 75.9-88.1
Other 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 145 24 13.7 8.6-21.0 121 86.3 79.0-91.4
No 473 52 11.1 8.0-15.2 421 88.9 84.8-92.0

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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

1Low birth weight estimated from question: How much did she/he weigh at birth?

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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