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Have Working Smoke Alarms in Home*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1630 76 4.0 2.9- 5.4 1554 96.0 94.6-97.1
Age
< 20 years 252 17 6.1 3.2-11.3 235 93.9 88.7-96.8
20-24 years 454 24 4.4 2.4- 7.7 430 95.6 92.3-97.6
25-34 years 742 30 3.2 2.0- 5.2 712 96.8 94.8-98.0
35+ years 182 5 3.5 1.2- 9.7 177 96.5 90.3-98.8
Mother's Race
White 1084 38 3.0 1.9- 4.5 1046 97.0 95.5-98.1
African American 481 34 6.7 4.2-10.5 447 93.3 89.5-95.8
Other Minorities 65 4 6.1 1.8-19.3 61 93.9 80.7-98.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 83 9 7.8 3.1-18.2 74 92.2 81.8-96.9
No 1546 67 3.7 2.7- 5.0 1479 96.3 95.0-97.3
Education
< High School 339 23 4.8 2.6- 8.7 316 95.2 91.3-97.4
High School 553 28 4.7 2.9- 7.5 525 95.3 92.5-97.1
> High School 736 24 2.7 1.6- 4.6 712 97.3 95.4-98.4
Marital Status
Married 1074 34 3.0 1.9- 4.5 1040 97.0 95.5-98.1
Other 556 42 6.1 3.9- 9.4 514 93.9 90.6-96.1
Income
15,999 or less 494 29 5.3 3.1- 8.7 465 94.7 91.3-96.9
16,000-24,999 257 20 6.4 3.6-11.2 237 93.6 88.8-96.4
25,000-39,999 264 9 4.0 1.8- 8.4 255 96.0 91.6-98.2
40,000 or more 484 7 1.1 0.4- 2.9 477 98.9 97.1-99.6
WIC recipient
No 863 22 2.3 1.3- 4.0 841 97.7 96.0-98.7
Yes 751 53 5.8 4.0- 8.4 698 94.2 91.6-96.0
Medicaid recipient
No 826 17 1.7 0.9- 3.2 809 98.3 96.8-99.1
Yes 804 59 6.5 4.6- 9.1 745 93.5 90.9-95.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 200 10 5.2 2.8- 9.5 190 94.8 90.5-97.2
1500-2499 grams 540 34 6.8 4.9- 9.4 506 93.2 90.6-95.1
2500+ grams 889 32 3.8 2.7- 5.3 857 96.2 94.7-97.3

*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.