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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants by level of training group

From: Relationship between level of CPR training, self-reported skills, and actual manikin test performance—an observational study

  Group I Group II Group III p value
(n = 128) (n = 84) (n = 28)  
Age (years) 19.9 ± 1.0 19.7 ± 1.2 23.5 ± 3.0 < 0.001
Male gender 116 (90) 57 (66) 18 (64) < 0.001
Provided CPR in real life 0 6 (7) 9 (32) < 0.001
Time since training (months) 5.7 ± 3.0 1.9 ± 2.3 2.8 ± 2.0 < 0.001
Conscripted soldiers 128 (100) 79 (73) 0 < 0.001
Would like more CPR training 50 (39) 57 (70) 21 (75) < 0.001
Real life lifesaving first aid 6 (4) 57 (84) 21 (75) < 0.001
< 3 months since last training 42 (33) 71 (85) 16 (57) < 0.001
Willing to do CPR in a real life situation 127 (99) 82 (98) 28 (100) 0.998
  1. Group I: basic level of life support training, group II: advanced level of training, and group III: advanced level plus additional courses. Age and time since training is givens as mean ± SD, percent of n in parentheses for all other variables