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  1. Fulltext. Estimating the proportion of homes with functioning smoke alarms : A comparison of telephone survey and household survey results.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study determined the proportion of homes with functioning smoke alarms in a low-income area experiencing a high rate of residential fire-related injuries.

    Methods

    An on-site survey of households was conducted to confirm the results of a telephone survey.

    Results

    In the telephone survey, 71% of households reported having functioning smoke alarms.

    In the household survey, 66% of households reported having functioning alarms ; however, when the alarms were tested, the percentage dropped to 49%. Conclusions.

    Telephone surveys may overestimate the presence of functioning smoke alarms in some populations.

    Thus, the use of telephone surveys to establish baseline measures could significantly affect the evaluation of smoke-alarm giveaway programs.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Brûlure, A domicile, Homme, Statut socioéconomique, Pauvreté, Prévention, Surveillance sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Questionnaire, Etude comparative, Validité, Enquête, Téléphone, Détecteur fumée, Traumatisme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Burn, At home, Human, Socioeconomic status, Poverty, Prevention, Sanitary surveillance, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Questionnaire, Comparative study, Validity, Survey, Telephone, Smoke detector, Trauma

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0393414

    Code Inist : 002B16J. Création : 22/03/2000.