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Table 2 Attitudes towards different aspects of resuscitation performed as a telephone enquiry on the Danish island of Bornholm in 2008 and 2009

From: Can mass education and a television campaign change the attitudes towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a rural community?

  2008 (N = 824) 2009(N = 815)  
Willingness to provide chest compressions to a stranger    
  -Definitely 486 (59) 513 (63)  
  -Likely 214 (26) 196 (24)  
  -Unlikely 58 (7) 41 (5)  
  -Definitely not 58 (7) 49 (6)  
  -Don’t know 16 (2) 24 (3) P = 0.15
Willingness to provide mouth-to-mouth ventilation to a stranger    
  -Definitely 478 (58) 481 (59)  
  -Likely 321 (28) 236 (29)  
  -Unlikely 58 (7) 41 (5)  
  -Definitely not 41 (5) 49 (6)  
  -Don’t know 25 (3) 16 (2) P = 0.23
Willingness to use an AED on a stranger    
  -Definitely 363 (44) 530 (65)  
  -Likely 157 (19) 139 (17)  
  -Unlikely 157 (19) 49 (6)  
  -Definitely not 115 (14) 65 (8)  
  -Don’t know 41 (5) 24 (3) P < 0.0001
Confident at recognizing an OHCA?    
  -Definitely 247 (30) 220 (27)  
  -Likely 338 (41) 391 (48)  
  -Unlikely 140 (17) 114 (14)  
  -Definitely not 58 (7) 57 (7)  
  -Don’t know 33 (4) 33 (4) P = 0.09
Confident at providing chest compressions?    
  -Definitely 288 (35) 334 (41)  
  -Likely 305 (37) 302 (37)  
  -Unlikely 115 (14) 82 (10)  
  -Definitely not 99 (12) 82 (10)  
  -Don’t know 16 (2) 16 (2) P = 0.03
Confident at providing mouth-to-mouth ventilation?    
  -Definitely 371 (45) 416 (51)  
  -Likely 280 (34) 245 (30)  
  -Unlikely 82 10 65 (8)  
  -Definitely not 66 (8) 65 (8)  
  -Don’t know 8 (1) 16 (2) P = 0.048
What is the survival rate to hospital discharge after OHCA?    
  −0 33 (4) 41 (5)  
  - ≤ 10% 214 (26) 179 (21)  
  −11-20% 99 (12) 90 (11)  
  −21-30% 107 (13) 98 (12)  
  −31-40% 58 (7) 41 (5)  
  −41-50% 99 (12) 106 (13)  
  - ≥ 50% 82 (10) 90 (11)  
  -Don’t know 132 (16) 179 (22) P = 0.01
What is the survival rate to hospital discharge after OHCA if BLS is provided immediately?    
  −0 0 0  
  - ≤ 10% 33 (4) 16 (2)  
  −11-20% 49 (6) 24 (3)  
  −21-30% 49 (6) 33 (4)  
  −31-40% 25 (3) 24 (3)  
  −41-50% 115 (14) 139 (17)  
  - ≥ 50% 445 (54) 456 (56)  
  -Don’t know 107 (13) 122 (15) P = 0.002
What is the survival rate to hospital discharge after OHCA if BLS and AED use is provided immediately?    
  - ≤ 10% 16 (2) 8 (1)  
  −11-20% 25 (3) 8 (1)  
  −21-30% 33 (4) 16 (2)  
  −31-40% 25 (3) 16 (2)  
  −41-50% 49 (6) 57 (7)  
  - ≥ 50% 569 (69) 579 (71)  
  -Don’t know 115 (14) 122 (15) P = 0.005
What is the prognosis after OHCA survival?    
  -Very poor (nearly all die or suffer severe brain injury) 66 (8) 57 (7)  
  -Generally poor (the majority die or suffer severe brain injury) 165 (20) 155 (19)  
  -Neither poor nor good 181 (22) 147 (18)  
  -Generally good (few disabilities) 313 (38) 334 (41)  
  -Very good (no disabilities) 33 (4) 65 (8)  
  -Don’t know 58 (7) 57 (7) P = 0.008
Would you want other laypersons to try to resuscitate you if you suffered OHCA?    
  -Definitely 692 (84) 701 (86)  
  -Likely 58 (7) 57 (7)  
  -Unlikely 25 (3) 8 (1)  
  -Definitely not 25 (3) 16 (2)  
  -Don’t know 33 (4) 24 (3) P = 0.03
  1. The numbers are reported as N (%) of respondents. Chi-squared test is used for calculation of p-values. AED: Automated External Defibrillator. OHCA: out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. BLS: Basic Life Support.