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Table 3 The various responses to the ten hypothetical scenarios

From: The willingness of final year medical and dental students to perform bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an Asian community

Victim who is a CC + MMV CC + PMV CC
Family member    
 Definitely yes 176 (86.7%) 195 (96.1%) 195 (96.1%)
 Probably yes 25 (12.8%) 7 (3.4%) 7 (3.4%)
 Probably no 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.5%)
 Definitely no
Close friend    
 Definitely yes 119 (58.6%) 178 (87.7%) 192 (94.6%)
 Probably yes 66 (32.5%) 24 (11.8%) 9 (4.4%)
 Probably no 17 (8.4%) 1 (0.5%) 2 (1.0%)
 Definitely no 1 (0.5%)
Stranger of different gender    
 Definitely yes 25 (12.3%) 114 (56.2%) 170 (83.7%)
 Probably yes 66 (32.5%) 75 (36.9%) 23 (11.3%)
 Probably no 94 (46.3%) 13 (6.4%) 9 (4.5%)
 Definitely no 18 (8.9%) 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.5%)
Stranger of different race    
 Definitely yes 26 (12.8%) 118 (58.1%) 164 (80.8%)
 Probably yes 78 (38.4%) 69 (34.0%) 28 (13.8%)
 Probably no 82 (40.4%) 15 (7.4%) 10 (4.9%)
 Definitely no 17 (8.4%) 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.5%)
Stranger of different gender and race    
 Definitely yes 18 (8.9%) 102 (50.3%) 163 (80.3%)
 Probably yes 58 (28.6%) 75 (36.9%) 29 (14.3%)
 Probably no 94 (46.3%) 23 (11.3%) 7 (3.4%)
 Definitely no 33 (16.3%) 3 (1.5%) 4 (2.0%)
Stranger sustaining facial trauma    
 Definitely yes 7 (3.4%) 69 (34.0%) 141 (695%)
 Probably yes 27 (13.3%) 72 (35.5%) 40 (19.7%)
 Probably no 75 (36.9%) 45 (22.1%) 11 (5.4%)
 Definitely no 94 (46.3%) 17 (8.4%) 11 (5.4%)
Stranger who is a child    
 Definitely yes 50 (24.6%) 137 (67.5%) 170 (83.7%)
 Probably yes 99 (48.8%) 58 (28.6%) 26 (12.8%)
 Probably no 47 (23.2%) 7 (3.4%) 3 (1.5%)
 Definitely no 7 (3.4%) 1 (0.5%) 4 (2.0%)
Stranger who is elderly    
 Definitely yes 29 (14.3%) 110 (54.2%) 165 (81.3%)
 Probably yes 79 (38.9%) 73 (36.0%) 25 (12.3%)
 Probably no 77 (37.9%) 18 (8.8%) 8 (3.9%)
 Definitely no 18 (8.9%) 2 (1.0%) 5 (2.5%)
Unkempt stranger    
 Definitely yes 6 (3.0%) 51 (25.1%) 107 (52.7%)
 Probably yes 7 (3.4%) 52 (25.6%) 55 (27.1%)
 Probably no 66 (32.5%) 58 (28.6%) 29 (14.3%)
 Definitely no 124 (61.1%) 42 (20.7%) 12 (5.9%)
Person with whom you have a personal dispute    
 Definitely yes 26 (12.8%) 92 (45.4%) 148 (72.9%)
 Probably yes 82 (40.4%) 75 (36.9%) 39 (19.2%)
 Probably no 66 (32.5%) 24 (11.8%) 7 (3.4%)
 Definitely no 29 (14.3%) 12 (5.9%) 9 (4.4%)
  1. CC+ MMV chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth ventilation, CC + PMV chest compressions and mask-to-mouth ventilation, CC chest compressions only