Table 2

 Aetiological factors among 129 incidents of cardiac arrest

Single factorOne or more factors% of all 129 incidents with the contributing factor
The number of incidents associated with only one category is shown in the first column and the number of incidents in which this category was involved, either alone or in combination with other contributory factors, is shown in the second column. The percentage of all 129 incidents associated with each category is shown in the last column.
Anaesthetic technique113225
Drug related163225
Associated with surgical procedure92922
Associated with pre-existing medical or surgical conditions308264
Unknown (healthy patients)81411
Total single factors7457