Table 1.

Characteristics of Respondents and Nonrespondents to Survey

CharacteristicPercentage of
n = 503
Percentage of
n = 202
 Driver perception of airbags
  Driver only16.9
 Seats per vehicle
 Vehicle purchased new50.5
 Mean age of vehicle4.8 y
  12 years or less39.7
  College graduate38.1
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.