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Table 3 Recording of pre-arrest vital signs

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 (%)
Mean arterial pressure  
Normal 49 (37.1 %)
Abnormal 83 (82.9 %)
Pulse rate  
Normal 39 (33.3 %)
Abnormal 78 (66.7 %)
Temperature  
Normal 5 (20.8 %)
Abnormal 19 (79.2 %)
Random blood sugar  
Normal 5 (15.6 %)
Abnormal 27 (84.4 %)
SPO2  
Normal 19 (25.3 %)
Abnormal 56 (74.7 %)
Glasgow Coma Scale – motor  
1–3 66 (50.0 %)
4–5 37 (28.0 %)
6 29 (22.0 %)
  1. Note: All respiratory rates were normal; however, this was only in 53 participants