# Table 3 Change in prevalence of problems with the home

Number (%) claiming this is a problem
Problem Baseline Survey (Wave 1) Postal Survey (Wave 2) Percentage decrease (n), t statistics
Damp 94 (36.0) 8 (3.1) 32.9% (261)
(t = 9.96; p < 0.0001)
Keeping home warm in winter 110 (41.4) 38 (14.5) 26.9% (266)
(t = 6.29; p < 0.0001)
Not enough privacy 97 (36.9) 59 (22.4) 14.5% (263)
(t = 3.11; p = 0.02)
Problems getting in or out of home 55 (22.7) 24 (9.7) 13.0% (243)
(t = 3.66; p = 0.0003)
Smells and fumes 52 (21.4) 21 (8.6) 12.8% (243)
(t = 3.75; p = 0.0002)
Noise from other household members 59 (26.8) 31 (14.2) 12.6% (220)
(t = 2.98; p = 0.003)
Rooms too small 113 (42.0) 84 (31.2) 10.8% (269)
(t = 2.09; p = 0.04)
Accidents outside the home 49 (18.4) 25 (9.4) 9.0% (266)
(t = 2.83; p = 0.005)
Noise from neighbours 104 (38.7) 81 (30.1) 8.6% (269)
(t = 1.71; p = 0.09)
Accidents inside the home 35 (13.1) 14 (5.2) 7.9% (267)
(t = 3.07; p = 0.002)
Rooms too large 6 (2.4) 2 (0.8) 1.6% (254)
(t = 1.43; p = 0.15)
1. Variation in totals is largely due to errors in completion of the postal questionnaire