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Table 1 Patients' characteristics

From: The effect of carbon dioxide on near-death experiences in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors: a prospective observational study

Characteristic Number (%) of patients Number (%) of patients with NDEs
Sex   
   Male 42 (80.0) 10 (23.8)
   Female 10 (19.2) 1 (10.0)
Age   
   <60 years old 35 (67.3) 6 (29.4)
   ≥ 60 years old 17 (32.7) 5 (17.1)
Education   
   Primary 10 (19.2) 2 (20.0)
   Vocational 20 (38.5) 2 (10.0)
   Secondary 14 (26.9) 3 (21.4)
   University 8 (15.4) 4 (50)
Religious belief   
   Catholic 27 (51.9) 3 (11.1)
   Muslim 4 (7.7) 1 (25.0)
   Atheist 21 (40.4) 7 (33.3)
Fear of death before cardiac arrest   
   Yes 10 (19.2) 2 (20.0)
   No 42 (80.8) 9 (21.4)
Fear of death after cardiac arrest   
   Yes 10 (19.2) 2 (20.0)
   No 42 (80.8) 9 (21.4)
Previous NDEs   
   Yes 2 (3.8) 2 (100.0)
   No 50 (96.2) 9 (18.0)
  1. NDE, near-death experience.