Table 1

Patient and arrest characteristics

Exercise SCAPresumed cardiac OHCA*
NPer centNPer cent
Age (mean with range in parentheses)49.7 (9–84)68.0 (1–108)t(105.1)=9.61, p<0.001
Initial rhythmχ2=89.57, df=3, p<0.001
  • NB—due to rounding percentages may not equal 100%.

  • *Cases where resuscitation was attempted.

  • OHCA, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; PEA, pulseless electrical activity; SCA, sudden cardiac arrest; VF/VT, ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia.