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Table 3 Reasons for not being willing to perform chest compressions, mouth-to-mouth ventilations and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

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

Reasons for not being willing to… …provide chest compressions …provide mouth-to-mouth ventilations
p-value 0.82 0.41
  2008 (N = 114) 2009 (N = 89) 2008 (N = 94) 2009 (N = 90)
Don’t know how to 62 (54) 43 (48) 41 (44) 32 (35)
Afraid of doing harm 29 (25) 21 (24) 10 (11) 15 (17)
Don’t think it helps 1 (1) 1 (1) 5 (5) 3 (3)
Don’t want to touch stranger - - 9 (10) 5 (5)
Afraid of transmittable diseases - - 5 (5) 4 (4)
Other 21 (18) 22 (25) 23 (24) 28 (31)
Don’t know 2 (2) 1 (1) 1 (1) 4 (4)
  1. Numbers are percentages of respondents. Chi-squared test is used for calculation of p-values.