Table 1. Characteristics of the Respondents
CharacteristicSchool LeadershipTeachers
Total (n=611)CPR Training Completed (n=368, 60.2%)No CPR Training Completed (n=243, 39.8%)P ValueMissinga, % (n)Total (n=665)CPR Training Completed (n=189, 28.4%)No CPR Training Completed (n=476, 71.6%)P ValueMissinga, % (n)
Respondents
Female sex, % (n)43.9 (214)43.0 (126)45.1 (88)0.6420.1 (123)72.6 (444)79.8 (138)69.7 (306)0.0128.0 (53)
Median age, y (IQR)53.5 (47‐58)54.0 (47‐59)53.0 (45‐58)0.1018.2 (111)43.0 (36‐54)43.0 (36‐55)43.0 (36‐64)0.837.7 (51)
Years working in a school, y (IQR)25.0 (15‐33)27.0 (16‐34)23 (13‐32)0.00817.3 (106)12.0 (8‐24)13.0 (8‐24)12.0 (8‐24)0.838.6 (57)
Years in leadership position in a school, y (IQR)12.0 (6‐17)12.5 (7‐18)10 (5‐16)0.00818.2 (111)···············
Family member, friend, or acquaintance with previous cardiac arrest, % (n)42.7 (215)47.0 (142)36.3 (73)0.01817.7 (108)38.2 (226)46.1 (77)35.1 (149)0.01311.0 (73)
Has thought about CPR training of students prior to this survey, % (n)89.7 (452)93.4 (283)84.1 (169)0.00217.5 (107)75.7 (462)88.4 (152)70.8 (310)<0.0018.3 (55)
Has provided first‐aid in life‐threatening situation, % (n)20.6 (103)22.1 (66)18.5 (37)0.3318.3 (112)17.0 (103)19.8 (34)15.9 (69)0.258.9 (59)
Has taken a first‐aid course, % (n)92. 3 (469)93.4 (284)90.7 (185)0.2616.9 (103)84.1 (517)87.9 (152)82.6 (365)0.117.5 (50)
Has taken a first‐aid course within the last 2 years, % (n)34.7 (156)39.4 (109)26.9 (47)<0.00126.4 (161)30.8 (151)32.9 (48)29.9 (103)0.5126.2 (174)
It is mandatory for students to complete CPR training before middle school graduation28.7 (147)36.8 (113)16.5 (34)<0.00116.0 (98)14.1 (87)29.9 (52)7.9 (35)<0.0017.2 (48)
Schools
AED present, % (n)43.5 (222)45.9 (140)40.0 (82)0.1416.5 (101)46.5 (286)53.2 (92)43.9 (194)0.0027.5 (50)
Number of students, median (IQR)440.0 (250‐610)430.0 (261‐600)450 (240‐650)0.8317.0 (104)600.0 (430‐750)600.0 (400‐700)600 (450‐750)0.098.1 (54)
Distance to nearest hospital, median, km (IQR)10.0 (4‐20)10.0 (4‐20)9.2 (4‐20)0.0717.3 (106)10.0 (4‐20)10.0 (3‐20)10 (4‐20)0.798.9 (59)
Presence of employee who is passionate about CPR training, % (n)46.1 (257)53.7 (176)35.4 (81)<0.0018.8 (54)25.7 (164)36.7 (65)21.4 (99)<0.0013.9 (26)
Presence of a local CPR coordinator, % (n)26.2 (148)37.7 (125)9.9 (23)<0.0017.7 (47)13.7 (89)26.0 (47)9.0 (42)<0.0012.6 (17)
  • Percentages are calculated based on nonmissing responses. AED indicates automated external defibrillators; CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • a Percentages of total number of responses (611 principals and 665 teachers).