# Table 2 Characteristics of people with face-to-face contact with a counsellor working with foundation De Einder^*

TotalA(n = 595) Severe disease (n = 255) No (severe) disease (n = 280)
% % % P-valueB
Gender     0.205
Male 39 36 41
Female 61 64 59
Age X X   <0.001
18-39 11 18 5
40-64 33 39 25
65-79 29 24 37
≥80 27 20 33
Clients’ wish to end life at first contact and urgency C Y Y Y <0.001
Wants to end life within 3 months 16 25 9
Wants to end life between 3 and 12 months 24 37 17
Wants to end life longer than 12 months away 23 13 25
No wish to end life 38 26 49
Former request for PAD Y X X <0.001
With no former request for PAD 61 49 76
With a former request for PAD 39 51 24
Outcome if requested for PAD D     0.825
Refused 63 63 66
Pending 29 28 28
Granted 8 9 6
1. ^= Percentages are rounded therefore the total does not always add up to 100% exactly.
2. *= Missing observations between 0 and 37; missing is equal to or less than 5% (X) except for Y < 10.0%.
3. A= Including 60 clients with unknown severity of/or disease.
4. B= Pearson Chi-square test asymptotic significance 2-sided; p-value in bold = significant at a level of p=0.001.
5. C= This variable only for 2012. The N of the respective colums are N = 310 (for Total, including 25 clients with unknown severity of/or illness), N = 119 (for Severe disease) and N = 166 (for No (severe) disease).
6. D = Only if a request for PAD. The N of the respective colums are N=218 (for Total, including 29 clients with unknown severity of/or illness), N = 125 (for Severe disease) and N = 64 (for No (severe) disease).