The odds a person will have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in a year are 1 in 1

1 in 1,818

The odds a person will have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in a year are 1 in 1,818 (US, 1980 – 2003).

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SOURCE(S)Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, Greenlund K, Haase N, et al.; American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. ‘Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2008 Update’ Circulation 117(4) 2008: pgs e25-e146.

Population Estimates Program [Internet]. U.S. Census Bureau; Available from: http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php

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ROUNDING RULES

Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.

Odds you’ll see: 1 in 4.26; 14.5; 143; 5,230; 433,200

Odds you won’t see: 1 in 2.412; 63.042; 425,242c

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