Table 1.

National Estimates of the Prevalence of Adequate Pool Fencing by Demographic Characteristic, 1994

CharacteristicHouseholds With PoolsHousehold Pools With Adequate Pool
Fencing
NWeighted
National
Estimate
Weighted %
(95% CI)
NWeighted
National
Estimate
Weighted %
(95% CI)
Overall105518 481 89019.0  (17.9–20.2)79813 939 69376.0  (73.1–78.9)
Income group*,
 $50 000+3175 646 91124.2  (21.6–26.9)2003 692 97565.8  (59.9–71.6)
 $35 000–$49 0002003 559 99621.6  (18.6–24.6)1652 928 26582.6  (76.5–88.7)
 $20 000–$34 9992343 932 42618.7  (16.2–21.2)1883 005 31877.1  (70.7–83.5)
 <$20 0001973 272 48313.6  (11.6–15.6)1612 655 41582.2  (76.0–88.3)
Highest household educational level*
 College graduate or more3656 575 88824.6  (22.1–27.1)2815 194 74279.2  (74.6–83.8)
 High school graduate/some college59910 493 95618.2  (16.7–19.7)4467 686 78474.2  (70.1–78.2)
 Less than high school861 319 54411.0  (8.5–13.5)66  965 66473.2  (61.9–84.4)
Child <5 years of age in household
 No2264 140 71921.4  (18.6–24.2)1542 828 41268.9  (62.1–75.8)
 Yes1672 910 00017.8  (15.0–20.6)1322 267 82377.9  (70.8–85.1)
Home ownership*,
 Own60811 279 34817.1  (15.7–18.5)3977 510 68567.1  (62.9–71.3)
 Rent4367 018 32823.2  (21.1–25.4)3956 345 31291.2  (88.4–94.1)
Census region*
 South5007 282 72921.5  (19.6–23.4)3835 518 15376.8  (72.5–81.1)
 West2814 634 66722.8  (20.1–25.4)2073 492 49875.4  (69.8–80.9)
 North Central1393 136 93813.4  (11.2–15.7)1082 369 42275.8  (67.9–83.7)
 Northeast1353 427 55617.6  (14.7–20.5)1002 559 62075.6  (67.8–83.4)
Type of dwelling*,
 Building, 2–4 apartments1051 594 55419.6  (15.8–23.4)1011 511 74394.8  (89.5–100.1)
 Building, ≥5 apartments3155 109 71042.9  (38.8–46.9)2934 772 19394.9  (92.4–97.3)
 Mobile home681 222 73317.3  (12.9–21.6)55  932 14578.1  (65.8–90.3)
 Attached house1041 838 37325.6  (20.8–30.3)941 665 74191.2  (85.1–97.2)
 Detached house4528 564 61013.8  (12.5–15.2)2464 930 50257.8  (52.6–62.9)
  • *P < .05, owning/having access to an outdoor swimming pool.

  • P < .05, having adequate pool fencing for the outdoor swimming pool.