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Have Working Smoke Alarms in Home*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1627 88 5.1 3.9- 6.7 1539 94.9 93.3-96.1
Age
< 20 years 235 24 11.4 6.9-18.2 211 88.6 81.8-93.1
20-24 years 424 26 5.1 3.0- 8.6 398 94.9 91.4-97.0
25-34 years 783 33 3.2 2.0- 5.3 750 96.8 94.7-98.0
35+ years 185 5 4.9 2.1-11.4 180 95.1 88.6-97.9
Mother's Race
White 1106 55 5.1 3.7- 7.0 1051 94.9 93.0-96.3
African American 466 31 5.0 2.9- 8.7 435 95.0 91.3-97.1
Other Minorities 55 2 5.9 1.5-20.7 53 94.1 79.3-98.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 99 16 12.6 6.7-22.3 83 87.4 77.7-93.3
No 1528 72 4.4 3.3- 6.0 1456 95.6 94.0-96.7
Education
< High School 366 34 9.0 5.7-13.9 332 91.0 86.1-94.3
High School 529 33 6.1 3.9- 9.4 496 93.9 90.6-96.1
> High School 731 21 2.5 1.4- 4.3 710 97.5 95.7-98.6
Marital Status
Married 1090 40 3.2 2.1- 4.8 1050 96.8 95.2-97.9
Other 537 48 9.4 6.5-13.5 489 90.6 86.5-93.5
Income
15,999 or less 469 41 8.1 5.4-12.2 428 91.9 87.8-94.6
16,000-24,999 253 17 7.1 3.9-12.5 236 92.9 87.5-96.1
25,000-39,999 248 7 3.1 1.2- 7.4 241 96.9 92.6-98.8
40,000 or more 503 9 1.5 0.6- 3.6 494 98.5 96.4-99.4
WIC recipient
No 850 25 3.1 1.9- 5.0 825 96.9 95.0-98.1
Yes 762 62 7.4 5.3-10.3 700 92.6 89.7-94.7
Medicaid recipient
No 821 21 3.3 2.0- 5.3 800 96.7 94.7-98.0
Yes 806 67 7.2 5.1-10.0 739 92.8 90.0-94.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 226 13 6.5 3.8-11.1 213 93.5 88.9-96.2
1500-2499 grams 532 35 6.7 4.8- 9.2 497 93.3 90.8-95.2
2500+ grams 866 40 5.0 3.7- 6.7 826 95.0 93.3-96.3

*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.