Prevalence of smoke detectors and safe tap-water temperatures among welfare recipients in Memphis, Tennessee

@article{DrPH1992PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of smoke detectors and safe tap-water temperatures among welfare recipients in Memphis, Tennessee},
  author={Dr. Gerald B. Sharp DrPH and Michael A. Carter DNSc},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
  year={1992},
  volume={17},
  pages={351-365}
}
The poor are at high risk for fire- and scalding-related injuries and deaths, many of which could be prevented by installing smoke detectors and reducing residential tap-water temperatures to safe levels. The goal of this study was to measure the prevalence of smoke detectors and safe tap-water temperatures among welfare recipients and compare subjects living in safe and unsafe homes. We interviewed 109 black women residing in inner-city Memphis who were receiving Aid to Families with Dependent… CONTINUE READING