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2016 - 2017 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Weight/Height

Weight-for-Age Status Categories1

Children ages 2 through 17

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  Total
Respond2
Below 5th Percentile 5th to 84th Percentile 85th to 94th Percentile 95th Percentile and Greater
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 645 36 6.2 4.0- 9.6 402 63.3 58.1-68.1 100 14.9 11.7-18.8 107 15.6 12.3-19.5
GENDER
Male 347 25 7.9 4.5-13.3 195 57.1 50.0-63.9 55 14.3 10.2-19.5 72 20.8 15.8-27.0
Female 296 11 4.7 2.2- 9.8 206 69.5 62.1-76.1 45 15.8 11.1-22.0 34 10.0 6.6-14.7
RACE
White 422 23 5.3 3.2- 8.7 268 63.4 57.2-69.3 63 15.2 11.2-20.3 68 16.1 12.1-21.0
African American 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 15.3 9.2-24.5 26 21.7 13.8-32.5
Other Minorities 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Yes 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 569 29 5.5 3.3- 9.1 355 64.3 58.7-69.5 89 14.8 11.4-18.9 96 15.4 12.0-19.6
AGE GROUPS
2 through 4 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 15.3 8.6-25.9 *** *** ***
5 through 9 163 12 7.5 3.4-15.8 101 62.5 52.7-71.4 25 16.2 10.3-24.8 25 13.7 8.8-20.9
10 through 11 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 11.5 5.0-24.4 *** *** ***
12 through 14 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 13.3 7.8-21.8 25 16.2 10.0-25.2
15 through 17 177 *** *** *** 103 59.5 49.6-68.7 29 16.3 10.1-25.3 36 18.8 12.6-26.9
PARENT EDUCATION
HS or Less 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 20.7 12.6-32.1 29 22.5 14.5-33.2
Some College 189 13 8.8 3.7-19.4 122 64.2 54.0-73.2 22 11.4 6.6-19.0 32 15.6 9.9-23.8
College Graduate 335 16 5.4 2.9- 9.8 216 67.1 60.3-73.2 57 14.5 10.5-19.5 46 13.1 9.4-18.0
SCHOOL
Public 494 29 6.2 3.7-10.1 302 63.3 57.4-68.8 76 15.3 11.6-20.0 87 15.2 11.8-19.4
Private/Home 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 12.2 5.8-23.6 *** *** ***
GRADE
Not In School 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 14.5 8.2-24.3 *** *** ***
K-5th 192 14 7.2 3.1-15.7 120 65.5 56.0-74.0 30 15.0 9.8-22.4 28 12.3 7.9-18.5
6th-8th 131 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 13.3 7.2-23.3 23 17.9 10.4-28.9
9th-12th3 212 11 5.1 2.7- 9.5 120 59.5 50.7-67.7 36 16.3 10.7-24.1 45 19.1 13.5-26.2
HEALTH INSURANCE4
Private 313 12 4.3 2.1- 8.6 218 72.2 65.3-78.1 42 12.8 8.8-18.1 41 10.8 7.5-15.3
Public 257 18 8.4 4.3-15.8 139 51.7 43.6-59.6 40 16.0 10.8-22.9 60 23.9 17.6-31.7
Other 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No health insurance 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Yes 160 15 8.3 4.3-15.4 93 62.9 52.6-72.3 21 11.4 7.0-18.1 31 17.3 10.7-26.9
No 469 20 5.7 3.2-10.1 297 63.4 57.3-69.1 78 16.1 12.2-20.9 74 14.8 11.3-19.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology, results from 2011, 2012, 2013-2014, 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.
The SAS code for calculating Weight-for-Age categories was obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics' website entitled, "2000 CDC Growth Charts: United States" (www.cdc.gov/growthcharts). The calculations use the 2000 CDC growth charts, by AGE and SEX, as the standard for assessing weight status. Implausible values of height or weight were excluded from the results, using World Health Organization fixed exclusion ranges.

For some participants, callbacks were made to obtain more accurate height and weight measurements (see "arrive at child's height/weight" tables). The calculations of Weight-for-Age include the corrected weights obtained from these callbacks.

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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