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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of follow-up participants: comparing the standard and enhanced programs

From: Changes in smoke alarm coverage following two fire department home visiting programs: what predicts success?

  Standard N =341 (%) Enhanced N =367 (%) Total N = 708 1 (%) Chi-square
Gender Male 82 (24.05) 110 (29.97) 192 (27.12) 3.14 (p = 0.08)
  Female 259 (75.95) 257 (70.03) 516 (72.88)  
Age 18 to 24 13 (3.82) 14 (3.84) 27 (3.83) 12.89 (p = 0.01)
25 to 34 85 (25.00) 60 (16.44) 145 (20.57)  
35 to 44 58 (17.06) 74 (20.27) 132 (18.72)  
45 to 55 80 (23.53) 72 (19.73) 152 (21.56)  
55 and above 104 (30.59) 145 (39.73) 249 (35.32)  
Household Role Head of Household 289 (84.75) 302 (82.74) 591 (83.71) 0.52 (p = 0.50)
Other 52 (15.25) 63 (17.26) 115 (16.29)  
Education < high school diploma 59 (17.35) 76 (20.82) 135 (19.15) 3.80 (p = 0.28)
HS diploma/GED 128 (37.65) 145 (39.73) 273 (38.72)  
Some college 67 (19.71) 54 (14.79) 121 (17.16)  
Completed college 86 (25.29) 90 (24.66) 176 (24.96)  
Household income below the poverty line? Yes 75 (26.69) 83 (27.21) 158 (26.96) 0.02 (p = 0.89)
No 206 (73.31) 222 (72.79) 428 (73.04)  
Homeowner Status Rent 144 (42.73) 148 (40.66) 292 (41.65) 0.31 (p = 0.58)
Own or pay mortgage 193 (57.27) 216 (59.34) 409 (58.35)  
Children in home (<18 y) Yes 180 (52.79) 137 (37.33) 317 (44.77) 17.07 (p < 0.01)
No 161 (47.21) 230 (62.67) 391 (55.23)  
Number of people in the home 1 person 34 (10.00) 77 (21.10) 111 (15.74) 18.01 (p < 0.01)
2-3 people 169 (49.71) 174 (47.67) 343 (48.65)  
4-6 people 119 (35.00) 98 (26.85) 217 (30.78)  
7 or more people 18 (5.29) 16 (4.38) 34 (4.82)  
  1. 146 residents did not respond to survey questions; some variables do not add up to 708 due to missing item responses.