TABLE 3

Comparison of the Pre- and Post-LA Kids Program Cohorts

1994–1997 Cohort (Before LA Kids) (n = 104)2003–2004 Cohort (After LA Kids) (n = 37)P
Weight, median (IQR), kg12 (6–18)16 (10–28)<.001
Age, median (IQR), y1.7 (0.3–5.4)3 (1.5–10)<.001
Broselow tape used, n (%)61 (59)36 (97)<.001
Male gender, n (%)57 (55)25 (68).18
Presenting rhythm, n (%).14
    Ventricular fibrillation8 (8)6 (16)
    Pulseless electrical activity25 (24)
    Asystole66 (63)23 (62)
    Sinus (normal, bradycardia, or tachycardia)0 (0)1 (3)
    Missing5 (5)0 (0)
Route of epinephrine administration, n (%)<.001
    Intravenous47 (45)34 (92)
    Endotracheal57 (55)3 (8)