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Have Working Smoke Alarms in Home*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 779 48 5.7 3.8- 8.4 731 94.3 91.6-96.2
Age
< 20 years 115 14 8.9 4.0-18.7 101 91.1 81.3-96.0
20-24 years 208 20 11.4 6.6-19.1 188 88.6 80.9-93.4
25-34 years 371 12 2.4 1.0- 5.3 359 97.6 94.7-99.0
35+ years 85 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 83 99.7 98.8-99.9
Mother's Race
White 529 28 4.2 2.4- 7.3 501 95.8 92.7-97.6
African American 228 18 8.8 4.9-15.5 210 91.2 84.5-95.1
Other Minorities 22 2 9.9 1.5-43.5 20 90.1 56.5-98.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 2 2.1 0.4-10.2 16 97.9 89.8-99.6
No 761 46 5.7 3.8- 8.5 715 94.3 91.5-96.2
Education
< High School 147 18 8.8 4.1-17.7 129 91.2 82.3-95.9
High School 264 19 6.7 3.6-12.2 245 93.3 87.8-96.4
> High School 368 11 3.5 1.7- 7.1 357 96.5 92.9-98.3
Marital Status
Married 530 20 3.1 1.6- 5.7 510 96.9 94.3-98.4
Other 249 28 10.9 6.6-17.7 221 89.1 82.3-93.4
Income
15,999 or less 246 26 9.5 5.4-16.2 220 90.5 83.8-94.6
16,000-24,999 116 10 13.9 6.7-26.5 106 86.1 73.5-93.3
25,000-39,999 130 6 4.0 1.3-11.5 124 96.0 88.5-98.7
40,000 or more 241 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4 239 99.9 99.6- 100
WIC recipient
No 425 12 1.0 0.3- 2.6 413 99.0 97.4-99.7
Yes 348 36 11.1 7.3-16.6 312 88.9 83.4-92.7
Medicaid recipient
No 406 9 1.6 0.7- 3.9 397 98.4 96.1-99.3
Yes 373 39 10.2 6.6-15.6 334 89.8 84.4-93.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 119 10 8.2 4.4-14.6 109 91.8 85.4-95.6
1500-2499 grams 257 17 7.1 4.5-11.3 240 92.9 88.7-95.5
2500+ grams 401 20 5.5 3.6- 8.5 381 94.5 91.5-96.4

*Survey Question:
Listed below are some things about safety. Indicate if it applies to you. 67c. My home has a
working smoke alarm

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.