TABLE 2

Self-Reported and Observed Home Safety Practices in Urban, Low-Income Homes (N = 32)

VariableSelf-Report Safety Questionnaire, n/N (%)Home Safety Checklist, n/N (%)McNemar's Difference (95% CI)P
Fire safety
    Smoke detectors present32/32 (100)31/32 (96.9).03 (−.06 to .12)<.98
    Working smoke detector on each level of home29/32 (87.5)13/32 (40.6).50 (.30 to .70)<.0001
    Batteries changed within past 6 mo26/32 (81.3)Not assessed
Fall safety
    Presence of stairs29/32 (90.6)29/32 (90.6).03 (−.06 to .12)<.99
    Presence of gates/doors at the top of staircase5/29 (17.2)0/29 (0).17 (.06 to .34)<.03
    Presence of gates/doors at the bottom of staircase2/29 (6.9)0/29 (0).07 (−.06 to .19)<.15
Poison safety
    Presence of medications in home24/32 (75.0)30/32 (93.8).19 (.02 to .36)<.03
    Medications stored in a locked place17/24 (70.8)4/30 (16.7).56 (.32 to .81)<.0001
  • CI indicates confidence interval; —, no data.