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Table 1 Respondent demographics

From: Public opinion concerning residential sprinkler systems for 1- and 2-family homes

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(n = 976) (n = 1357)
Gender (male) 49 % 49 % p = NS
Age (mean years) 45.0 53.6 p < 0.05
Education    
 High school (less, some, completed) 17 % 31 % p < 0.05
 College (some, degree) 55 % 50 % p < 0.05
 Graduate school (some, degree) 25 % 17 % p < 0.05
Job training after HS 2 % 2 % p = NS
 Race/Ethnicity    
 White 65 % 79 % p < 0.05
 Black 13 % 9 % p < 0.05
 Asian/Pacific Islander 6 % 2 % p < 0.05
 Native American 1 % 1 % p = NS
 Hispanic 12 % 7 % p = NS
 Other/Decline 3 % 2 % p = NS
Employment    
 Employed full-time 56 % 47 % p = NS
 Employed part-time 11 % 14 % p = NS
 Self-employed 4 % 4 % p = NS
 Not employed, looking for work 5 % 3 % p = NS
 Not employed, not looking for work 2 % 4 % p = NS
 Retired 14 % 23 % p < 0.05
 Not employed, disability or illness 2 % 2 % p = NS
 Student 2 % 2 % p = NS
 Stay-at-home spouse or partner 5 % 2 % p < 0.05
Household Income    
 <$35,000 13 % 18 % p < 0.05
 $35,000-$49,999 10 % 12 % p = NS
 $50,000-$74,999 18 % 21 % p = NS
 $75,000-$99,999 17 % 17 % p = NS
 $100,000-$124,999 11 % 11 % p = NS
 $125,000-$149,999 9 % 7 % p = NS
 $150,000-$199,999 6 % 5 % p = NS
 $200,000-$249,999 3 % 2 % p = NS
 >$250,000 6 % 1 % p < 0.05
 Decline to answer 8 % 5 % p < 0.05
Someone in the Home has a Disability    
 Blind/severe visual impairment 18 % 6 % p < 0.05
 Deaf or hard of hearing 27 % 24 % p = NS
 Long-lasting condition that limits basic physical activity 28 % 20 % p < 0.05
 Long-lasting condition that makes learning, remembering, concentrating difficult 20 % 7 % p < 0.05
Neighborhood  
 Urban 29 % 19 % p < 0.05
 Suburban 48 % 42 % p < 0.05
 Rural 21 % 39 % p < 0.05
Square footage of house    
 <1,000 2 % 4 % p < 0.05
 1,001-2,000 23 % 47 % p < 0.05
 2,001-3,000 34 % 30 % p = NS
 3,001-4,000 19 % 9 % p < 0.05
 4,001-5,000 8 % 3 % p < 0.05
 >5,000 8 % 1 % p < 0.05
 Not sure 7 % 7 % p = NS
Year moved in 2002 1994 p < 0.001
Year house built 1990 1970 p < 0.001
Working smoke alarm (yes) 94 % 97 % p < 0.05
Working CO detector (yes) 62 % 56 % p < 0.05
Emergency Exit Plan (yes) 78 % 76 % p = NS