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Table 4 Association between approaching a victim in SCA and CPR knowledge source among all participants

From: Knowledge of non-healthcare individuals towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a cross-sectional study in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia

Variables Source of knowledge
Formal CPR course n (%) Campaign n (%) Median (%) Unaware of CPR n (%) p value
Checking consciousness level 22 (57.9) 22 (50.0) 27 (8.2) 37 (8.4) < 0.001
Checking breathing 35 (92.1) 38 (86.4) 134 (40.5) 95 (21.4) < 0.001
Starting a CPR 29 (76.3) 31 (70.5) 34 (10.3) 0 (0.0) < 0.001
Calling EMS 28 (73.7) 28 (63.6) 190 (57.4) 185 (41.8) < 0.001
Watching only 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 113 (34.1) 239 (54) < 0.001
  1. CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation, SCA sudden cardiac arrest, EMS emergency medical services