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Table 2 Event characteristics of participants

From: Prevalence, outcomes and factors associated with adult in hospital cardiac arrests in a low-income country tertiary hospital: a prospective observational study

Variable Distribution (n = 190)
  n (%)
Witnessed arrest  
No 120 (63.2 %)
Yes 70 (36.8 %)
Who witnessed arrest  
Attendant 2 (2.9 %)
Medical personnel 68 (97.1 %)
Time of arrest  
Day, 8:00–19:59 69 (36.0 %)
Night, 20:00–7.59 52 (27.4 %)
Weekend 69 (36.6 %)
Call for help (activation of emergency system)  
No 27 (38.5 %)
Yes 43 (61.5 %)
CPR given in witnessed cases  
No 35 (50 %)
Yes 35 (50 %)
Reasons for no CPR in the witnessed cases  
No reason 32 (91.4 %)
Considered brain dead 3 (8.6 %)
  1. CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation