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2016-2017 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

How did you arrive at (CHILD)'s height? Would you say1:

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  Total
Respond2
Guessed at height Used tape measure/yard stick Measured at doctor's office Measured at school Some other way
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 559 64 13.0 9.8-17.1 156 28.1 23.1-33.7 311 55.0 49.3-60.5 14 1.7 0.8- 3.4 14 2.2 1.1- 4.5
GENDER
Male 298 34 13.7 9.5-19.3 84 29.9 23.6-36.9 165 52.8 45.6-59.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 260 30 12.5 8.0-18.8 71 26.0 18.7-35.1 146 57.3 48.4-65.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 374 39 13.8 9.7-19.4 121 32.4 26.4-38.9 194 49.7 42.9-56.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
African American 91 13 12.4 6.7-21.8 15 14.7 8.1-25.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 498 47 10.1 7.2-13.9 149 30.7 25.2-36.8 279 55.9 49.8-61.9 11 1.5 0.6- 3.4 12 1.8 1.0- 3.4
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
5 through 10 144 19 15.0 8.6-24.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
11 through 13 127 13 11.9 6.3-21.5 35 22.5 14.9-32.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
14 through 17 222 22 10.4 6.4-16.3 40 15.3 10.6-21.6 145 67.9 59.6-75.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 101 *** *** *** 21 15.2 8.6-25.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some College 163 17 10.4 5.4-19.2 37 23.5 16.2-32.8 97 61.8 51.6-71.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 294 22 8.7 5.3-13.8 98 34.7 27.1-43.0 165 54.4 46.3-62.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
SCHOOL
Public School 439 47 12.4 8.8-17.1 114 27.7 22.0-34.3 255 55.7 49.2-62.1 12 1.8 0.8- 4.0 11 2.3 1.0- 5.2
Private/Home 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
K-5th 151 19 14.4 8.3-23.9 *** *** *** 61 34.8 25.8-45.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
6th-8th 122 13 13.3 7.0-23.7 28 16.1 10.0-25.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
9th-12th3 212 21 9.7 5.9-15.3 37 14.7 10.0-20.9 139 68.1 59.7-75.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 282 21 7.5 4.5-12.2 96 36.1 28.3-44.8 150 52.7 44.4-60.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Public 210 27 17.1 11.2-25.2 42 17.6 12.2-24.6 132 62.6 53.9-70.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 144 *** *** *** 26 15.7 9.9-24.1 103 74.5 64.9-82.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 402 51 14.8 10.7-20.0 127 32.4 26.3-39.2 201 48.6 42.1-55.1 12 1.9 0.8- 4.2 11 2.4 1.0- 5.4

Back to Weight/Height.

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 of children ages 2 and older that reported a height (Question 2a of Weight/Height module).

Participants who reported that they guessed at the child's height, they arrived at child's height some other way, or that the child was measured more than 3 months ago were asked to measure the child and were called back to obtain a corrected height. Participants who derived the child's height from a ruler/yardstick, school, or doctor's office within the past 3 months were NOT called back.

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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