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Table 2 Time intervals in minutes (median (IQR)) in municipalities from collapse to cardiopulmonary resuscitation* (CPR) given by bystander or Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and from collapse to defibrillation in patients with initial shockable rhythm

From: Regional variation and outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (ohca) in Finland – the Finnresusci study

Type of municipality Time from collapse to CPR* Time from collapse to defibrillation in initial shockable rhythm
Urban 3 (0–8) 9,5 (6–13)
Semi urban 2 (0–10) 10,5 (7,75-16,5)
Rural 3 (0–10) 12 (5–20,5)
Study area 3 (0–9) 10 (6–14)
P-value 0.884 0.209
  1. P-values are counted in Kruskal-Wallis test.