Table 1.

Characteristics of Respondents and Nonrespondents to Survey

CharacteristicPercentage of
Respondents
n = 503
Percentage of
Nonrespondents
n = 202
Vehicles
 Driver perception of airbags
  Dual47.9
  Driver only16.9
  None33.6
 Seats per vehicle
  2–33.94.0
  4–682.179.9
  ≥713.916.3
 Vehicle purchased new50.5
 Mean age of vehicle4.8 y
Drivers
 Belted71.957.7
 Male51.048.2
 Age
  <256.3
  25–4575.2
  46–6515.1
  >653.4
 Education
  12 years or less39.7
  College graduate38.1
  Postgraduate22.2
 Income
  <$25K17.0
  $25K–$45K24.0
  >$45K59.0
 Race
  White76.3
  Nonwhite23.7
Child seating behavior
 Vehicles with child in front right passenger seat23.427.2
  With dual airbags16.7
  Without dual airbags29.8
Occupant mix
 Vehicles with only 1 child43.547.0
 Vehicles with a child >6 y59.8
 Vehicles with no adult/teenage passengers38.945.0
  Of these, percentage with a child in front50.557.1
 Mean age of child in front seat8 y
 Mean number of children in vehicle1.81.8
  • Percentages may not sum to 100 because of rounding.