2013 CPR and PAD Training and Awareness Indicator Report

Purpose of the Health Indicator Report

To provide information on CPR and PAD training, willingness to initiate CPR and use a cardiac defibrillator, and awareness of PAD programs among adults aged 18 and over in Halton Region.

Key Findings

Training in CPR and PAD

Overall Findings and Trends Over Time

  • In 2013, 57% (±3) of adults aged 18 and over in Halton Region reported ever having been certified in CPR, 15% (±2) reported having been certified in CPR within the past two years, and 22% (±2) reported that they had taken a CPR course that included PAD training.
  • From 2009 to 2013, there were no statistically significant changes in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported ever being certified in CPR, or being certified in CPR within the past two years.
  • From 2009 to 2013, the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported ever taking a CPR course that included PAD training increased from 15% (±2) to 22% (±2), and this increase was statistically significant.

CPR Certification in the Past Two Years

  • In 2013, there were no significant differences by sex in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having been certified in CPR within the past two years.
  • In 2013, the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having been certified in CPR decreased as age increased, however these differences were not statistically significant.
  • There were no significant differences by municipality in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having been certified in CPR within the past two years.
  • In 2013, the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who report having been certified in CPR within the past two years increased as income increased, however these differences were not statistically significant.
  • In 2013, Halton adults aged 18 and over who were post-secondary graduates [18%(±3)] were more likely than adults who were not post-secondary graduates [9%(±3)] to report having been certified in CPR within the past two years, and this difference was statistically significant.

Took CPR Course that Included PAD Training

  • In 2013, there were no statistically significant differences by sex in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having taken a CPR course that included PAD training.
  • In 2013, the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having taken a CPR course that included PAD training decreased as age increased. These differences were statistically significant when comparing adults aged 65+ [8%(±3)] to all other age groups.
  • In 2013, adults aged 18 and over in Milton [30%(±7)] and Halton Hills [28%(±7)] were more likely than adults in Burlington [21%(±4)] and Oakville [19%(±4)] to report having taken a CPR course that included PAD training. These differences were statistically significant when comparing adults in Milton to adults in Oakville.
  • In 2013, the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported ever having taken a CPR course that included PAD training increased as income increased. These differences were statistically significant when comparing the low income group [20%(±5)] to the high income group [31%(±5)].
  • In 2013, Halton adults aged 18 and over who were post-secondary graduates [25%(±3)] were more likely than adults who were not post-secondary graduates [16%(±4)] to report having taken a CPR course that included PAD training, and this difference was statistically significant.

Willingness to Perform CPR and Use a Cardiac Defibrillator

Overall Findings and Trends Over Time

  • In 2013, 72% (±3) of Halton adults aged 18 and over reported being willing to perform CPR on someone, and 69% (±3) reported being willing to use a cardiac defibrillator on someone.
  • There were no significant differences between 2009 and 2013 in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported being willing to perform CPR on someone, or use a cardiac defibrillator on someone.

Willingness to Perform CPR

  • In 2013, Halton males aged 18 and over [77%(±4)] were more likely than females [68%(±3)] to report being willing to perform CPR on someone, and this difference was statistically significant.
  • In 2013, Halton adults aged 18-24 [73%(±12)], 25-44 [77%(±5)] and 45-64 [75%(±4)] were more likely than adults aged 65+ [58%(±5)] to report being willing to perform CPR on someone. These differences were statistically significant when comparing adults aged 25-44 and 45-64 to adults aged 65+.
  • In 2013, there were no significant differences by municipality in the percent of adults aged 18 and over who reported being willing to perform CPR on someone.
  • In 2013, the percent of adults aged 18 and over in Halton who reported being willing to perform CPR on someone increased as income increased. These differences were statistically significant when comparing adults in the low income group [68%(±6)] to adults in the high income group [81%(±5)].
  • In 2013, Halton adults aged 18 and over who were post-secondary graduates [75%(±3)] were more likely than adults who were not post-secondary graduates [64%(±5)] to report being willing to perform CPR on someone, and this difference was statistically significant.

Willingness to Use a Cardiac Defibrillator

  • In 2013 there were no statistically significant differences by sex in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported being willing to use a cardiac defibrillator on someone.
  • In 2013, Halton adults aged 25-44 [71%(±5)] and 45-64 [74%(±4)] were more likely than adults aged 18-24 [60%(±14)] and 65+ [59%(±5)] to report being willing to use a cardiac defibrillator on someone. These differences were statistically significant when comparing adults aged 25-44 and 45-64 to adults aged 65+.
  • In 2013 there were no statistically significant differences by sex or municipality in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported being willing to use a cardiac defibrillator on someone (see Figure 6).
  • In 2013, Halton adults in the middle [77%(±5)] and high [75%(±5)] income groups were more likely than adults in the low income group [64%(±6)] to report being willing to use a cardiac defibrillator on someone, and these differences were statistically significant.
  • In 2013, Halton adults aged 18 and over who were post-secondary graduates [73%(±3)] were more likely than adults who were not post-secondary graduates [57%(±5)] to report being willing to use a cardiac defibrillator on someone, and this difference was statistically significant.

Awareness of PAD Programs

Overall Findings and Trends Over Time

  • In 2013, 73% (±3) of Halton adults aged 18 and over reported having heard about cardiac defibrillators in public places, 59% (±3) had seen a cardiac defibrillator in a public place in Halton, and 34%(±3) knew that cardiac defibrillators can be used by anyone.
  • From 2009 to 2013 there were no significant differences in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having heard about cardiac defibrillators in public places.
  • From 2009 to 2013 the percent of adults who reported having seen a cardiac defibrillator in a public place in Halton increased from 37% (±3) to 59% (±3), and this difference was statistically significant.
  • From 2009 to 2013 the percent of adults who knew that cardiac defibrillators can be used by anyone increased from 24% (±2) to 34% (±3), and this difference was statistically significant.

Heard about Cardiac Defibrillators in Public Places

  • In 2013, the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having heard about cardiac defibrillators in public places increased as age increased. These differences were statistically significant when comparing ages 18-24 [48%(±14)] and 25-44 [66%(±6)] to ages 45-64 [78%(±4)] and 65+ [78%(±4)].
  • In 2013, adults aged 18 and over in Burlington [77%(±4)], Oakville [73%(±4)], and Halton Hills [72%(±7)] were more likely than adults in Milton [64%(±8)] to report having heard about cardiac defibrillators in public places. These differences were statistically significant when comparing adults in Burlington to adults in Milton.
  • In 2013, the percent of Halton adults who reported having heard about cardiac defibrillators in public places increased as income increased, however these differences were not statistically significant.
  • In 2013, there were no statistically significant differences by sex or education in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having heard about cardiac defibrillators in public places.

Saw a Cardiac Defibrillator in a Public Place in Halton Region

  • In 2013, there were no statistically significant differences by sex in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having seen a cardiac defibrillator in a public place.
  • In 2013, adults aged 65+ [43%(±5)] in Halton were less likely than adults aged 18-24 [60%(±14)], 25-44 [70%(±5)], and 45-64 [61%(±4)] to report having seen a cardiac defibrillator in a public place. These differences were statistically significant when comparing adults 65+ to adults aged 25-44 and 45-64.
  • In 2013, there were no statistically significant differences by municipality in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having seen a cardiac defibrillator in a public place.
  • In 2013, the percent of Halton adults who reported having seen a cardiac defibrillator in a public place increased as income increased, however these differences were not statistically significant.
  • In 2013, adults aged 18 and over who were post-secondary graduates [62%(±3)] were more likely than adults who were not post-secondary graduates [52%(±5)] to report having seen a cardiac defibrillator in a public place, and this difference was statistically significant.

Aware that Cardiac Defibrillators can be used by Anyone

  • In 2013, there were no significant differences by sex in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who knew that cardiac defibrillators can be used by anyone.
  • In 2013, the percent of Halton adults who knew that cardiac defibrillators can be used by anyone increased as age increased from ages 18-24 [25%(±12)] to ages 45-64 [39%(±4)], and then decreased for ages 65+ [29%(±5)]. These differences were statistically significant when comparing adults aged 45-64 to adults aged 65+.
  • In 2013, adults aged 18 and over in Burlington [39%(±4)] and Halton Hills [38%(±8)] were more likely than adults in Oakville [29%(±4)] and Milton [29%(±7)] to know that cardiac defibrillators can be used by anyone. These differences were statistically significant when comparing adults in Burlington to adults in Oakville.
  • In 2013, the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who knew that cardiac defibrillators can be used by anyone increased as income increased, however these differences were not statistically significant.
  • In 2013, Halton adults aged 18 and over who were post-secondary graduates [37%(±3)] were more likely than adults who were not post-secondary graduates [25%(±5)] to know that cardiac defibrillators can be used by anyone, and this difference was statistically significant.