Table 1

Characteristics of the sample according to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training status

Overall n=1076
CPR trained
n=540 (55.7%)
Not CPR trained
n=429 (44.3%)
P value
Gender
 Female544 (50.6%)292 (54.1%)210 (48.9%)0.11
 Male532 (49.4%)248 (45.9%)219 (51.1%)
Age
 18–34334 (31.0%)154 (28.5%)135 (31.4%)0.07
 35–54430 (40.0%)231 (42.8%)149 (34.7%)
 55-74283 (26.3%)142 (26.3%)130 (30.3%)
 75+29 (2.7%)13 (2.4%)15 (3.5%)
Country of birth
 Australia817 (75.9%)431 (79.8%)311 (72.5%)0.03
 Overseas253 (23.5%)108 (20.0%)116 (27.0%)
 Prefer not to answer6 (0.6%)1 (0.2%)2 (0.5%)
State
 Australian Capital Territory8 (0.7%)4 (0.7%)4 (0.9%)0.83
 New South Wales339 (31.5%)174 (32.2%)127 (29.6%)
 Northern Territory4 (0.4%)2 (0.4%)2 (0.5%)
 Queensland218 (20.3%)111 (20.6%)92 (21.4%)
 South Australia85 (7.9%)43 (8.0%)33 (7.7%)
 Tasmania24 (2.2%)16 (3.0%)6 (1.4%)
 Victoria284 (26.4%)132 (24.4%)115 (26.8%)
 Western Australia114 (10.6%)58 (10.7%)44 (10.3%)
Education
 Primary or grade school3 (0.3%)1 (0.2%)2 (0.5%)<0.001
 Some high school97 (9%)41 (7.8%)44 (10.3%)
 High school graduate193 (17.9%)75 (13.9%)104 (24.2%)
 Technical college302 (28.1%)179 (33.2%)102 (23.8%)
 University diploma332 (30.9%)161 (29.8%)133 (31.0%)
 Postgraduate141 (13.1%)78 (14.4%)43 (10.0%)
 Prefer not to answer8 (0.8%)5 (0.9%)2 (0.5%)
Previously performed emergency CPR95 (8.8%)84 (15.5%)11 (2.6%)<0.0001
  • CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation.