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Table 3 Ratings of perceived exertion on the Borg Scale (6 = very light and 17 = very hard; mean ± SE)

From: A randomized cross-over study of the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation among females performing 30:2 and hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Hands-Only CPR
  Younger Older All
5 minute 13.4 ± 0.2 13.4 ± 0.2 13.4 ± 0.2
End 15.5 ± 0.2 15.6 ± 0.2 15.5 ± 0.2
Across time 14.4 ± 0.3 14.5 ± 0.3 14.5 ± 0.2
30:2 CPR
5 minute 12.3 ± 0.2 12.0 ± 0.2 12.2 ± 0.2
End 14.4 ± 0.2 16.7 ± 0.2 14.5 ± 0.2
Across time 13.4 ± 0.3 13.3 ± 0.3 13.3 ± 0.2
Hands-Only CPR and 30:2 CPR
5 minute 12.8 ± 0.2 12.7 ± 0.2 12.8 ± 0.2
End 14.9 ± 0.2 15.1 ± 0.2 15.0 ± 0.2
Across time and type of CPR 13.9 ± 0.3 13.9 ± 0.3 13.8 ± 1.6