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2016-2017 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

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

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  Total
Respond2
Guessed at weight Used bathroom scale Weighed at doctor's office Weighed 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 622 39 6.2 4.3- 9.0 221 36.4 31.3-41.9 332 53.0 47.6-58.4 14 1.5 0.7- 2.9 16 2.8 1.3- 6.3
GENDER
Male 334 22 7.5 4.5-12.0 116 37.0 30.5-44.1 181 52.4 45.4-59.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 286 17 5.1 2.9- 8.9 104 35.8 28.2-44.3 150 53.5 45.2-61.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 409 24 6.3 3.8-10.2 166 42.1 35.8-48.6 198 47.5 41.1-54.0 11 1.7 0.8- 3.6 *** *** ***
African American 107 12 9.1 4.8-16.6 21 18.9 11.4-29.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 550 28 5.0 3.2- 7.6 206 38.7 33.1-44.7 292 52.0 46.1-57.8 *** *** *** 14 3.1 1.3- 7.1
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
5 through 10 182 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
11 through 13 127 *** *** *** 45 29.6 20.7-40.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
14 through 17 218 18 7.0 4.1-11.6 70 29.9 22.7-38.3 117 59.0 50.2-67.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
PARENT EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 114 13 12.3 6.6-22.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some College 183 11 5.5 2.6-11.6 46 24.5 17.6-33.1 115 66.9 57.7-74.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 324 14 4.0 2.2- 7.2 141 44.1 36.6-51.8 157 47.5 40.0-55.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
SCHOOL
Public School 475 27 5.5 3.5- 8.6 164 37.1 31.0-43.6 259 52.7 46.4-59.0 13 1.7 0.8- 3.6 12 2.9 1.1- 7.7
Private/Home 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
K-5th 187 *** *** *** *** *** *** 95 44.9 35.2-54.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
6th-8th 122 *** *** *** 42 26.9 18.3-37.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
9th-12th3 207 16 6.2 3.5-10.6 65 28.9 21.7-37.4 112 59.4 50.5-67.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 303 12 3.6 1.8- 6.9 139 45.9 38.1-54.0 136 44.8 37.1-52.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Public 247 15 6.1 3.2-11.3 56 23.6 17.3-31.2 165 67.5 59.5-74.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 156 *** *** *** 44 24.3 17.1-33.2 104 71.1 61.7-79.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 450 32 7.3 4.8-10.8 172 40.5 34.3-47.0 218 46.8 40.7-53.1 13 1.7 0.8- 3.7 15 3.7 1.6- 8.3

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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 of children ages 2 and older that reported a weight (Question 1a of Weight/Height module).

Participants who reported that they guessed at the child's weight, they arrived at child's weight some other way, or that the child was weighed more than 3 months ago were asked to weigh the child and were called back to obtain a corrected weight. Participants who derived the child's weight from a bathroom scale, 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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