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Table 3 Comparisons of backgrounds among the four respondent groups

From: Basic life support training for single rescuers efficiently augments their willingness to make early emergency calls with no available help: a cross-over questionnaire survey

  Group of respondents p value
Common instructions for multiple rescuers N = 885 Specialized instruction for single rescuer N = 1,333  
M-M/S M-S/M S-M/S S-S/M  
N = 609 N = 276 N = 832 N = 501  
Age, Median 41 (33–52) 45 (36–52) 42 (30–54) 40 (31–52)* p = 0.007
Gender, % (N) Male 34% (210) 66% (182) 52% (431)* 50% (249)* p < 0.0001
Female 66% (399) 34% (94) 48% (401)* 50% (252)*
Residential area, % (N) Central 85% (520) 37% (101) 20% (170)* 36% (179) p < 0.0001
Rural 14% (84) 61% (168) 78% (646)* 62% (311)
Other 1% (5) 3% (7) 2% (16)* 2% (11)
Occupation, % (N) Unemployed 37% (228) 37% (103) 24% (199)* 35% (175) p < 0.0001
Employed 63% (381) 63% (173) 76% (633)* 65% (326)
Prior BLS training experience, % (N) None 26% (159) 32% (87) 25% (210) 27% (137) p = 0.659
One time 34% (207) 30% (87) 32% (269) 32% (162)
Two times 20% (120) 18% (49) 22% (185) 22% (106)
Three times or more 20% (123) 21% (57) 20% (168) 19% (96)
Time from most recent course 3 years or less 54% (244/450) 69% (131/190) 66% (413/626)* 60% (218/364)* p = 0.0004
  More than 3 years 46% (206/450) 31% (59/190) 34% (213/626)* 40% (146/364)*  
  1. *Significantly different from the corresponding group receiving common instructions for multiple rescuers (p < 0.05); Group S-M/S vs. Group M-M/S, Group S-S/M vs. Group M-S/M.