By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bystanders are less likely to give women CPR, according to a recent review of data compiled from clinics that study cardiac arrest and trauma.

According to data compiled by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, a network of regional clinical centers in the United States and Canada, 45 percent of men received bystander CPR in public settings compared to just 39 percent of women.

The study participants ranged from 47 to 81 years old.

Researchers found that men also had 23 percent greater odds of survival by the time they were discharged from the hospital.

When the emergency occurred at home, almost as many women as men received CPR. There was no significant statistical difference.

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