Table 1

 Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in French speaking provinces of Switzerland before, during, and after the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and during the same time intervals in 1997 and in 1999

Period APeriod B (World Cup)Period Cp Value
PEA, pulseless electrical activity; VF, ventricular fibrillation.
Total OHCA in 19982745180.002
Mean (SD) age (years)66 (15)62 (14)58 (15)NS
Site of OHCA
Home (% of total)676467NS
Public place (% of total)333633NS
First registered rhythm
Asystole and PEA (% of total)787678NS
VF (% of total)222422NS
Total OHCA in 1997242022NS
Total OHCA in 1999182122NS