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Table 4 Comparison of Median Time-to-Awaken and Median Time-to-Escape Between Children and Adults

From: Optimizing smoke alarm signals: Testing the effectiveness of children’s smoke alarms for sleeping adults

Type of Alarm Median Time-to-Awaken (seconds) Median Time-to-Escape (seconds)
Childrena Adults Childrena Adults
Female Voice 4.0 1.0 24.0 9.0
Low-Frequency Tone 4.0 1.0 41.5 10.0
High-Frequency Tone > 300.0 2.0 > 300.0 12.0
  1. aValues for children are from Smith GA, et al. Academic Pediatrics. 2019 (2020a)