NZ study shows smoke alarms less likely in rental homes

Interviews with the parents of almost 7,000 children under two years old, found that 28% of privately owned rentals don’t have working smoke alarms.

The study found:
 Families who lived in private rental homes were less likely to have a working smoke alarm (28% without smoke alarm) than those who lived in their own home (14%), or in public or social rental accommodation (9%). In addition, families who lived in the most deprived areas (NZDep deciles 8-10) were less likely to have a working smoke alarm than those who lived in the least deprived areas (NZDep deciles 1-3).
Around 80% of households kept matches out of reach.
Read the summary on the lives of 2 year olds, from the Growing up in New Zealand, longitudinal study.
Or read the full report
Growing Up in New Zealand is New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study tracking the development of approximately 7,000 New Zealand children from before birth until they are young adults. The children were born between April 2009 and March 2010. The study is run out of the University of Auckland.
The study has produced 5 major reports to date.
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