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Table 5 Characteristics of outcome of counselling in cooperation with foundation De Einder^*

From: Cross-sectional research into counselling for non-physician assisted suicide: who asks for it and what happens?

  TotalA (n = 595) Severe disease (n=255) No (severe) disease (n=280)  
  % % % P-valueB
  X X X  
Counselling ended due to passing away of client 18 24 11 <0.001
  Natural death 2 3 1  
  Physician Assisted Dying 3 4 1  
  Non Physician Assisted Suicide 13 17 9  
Counselling ended for other reasons 7 7 7  
  Client wants to continue living 2 2 1  
  Referred to physician/treatment 1 2 1  
  Ended after preparing method 4 3 4  
Counselling on hold (method non-PAS prepared; pending future contacts) 22 17 29  
Counselling on-going 54 52 54  
  General information & support 17 18 19  
  Mental & Practical counselling 37 34 35  
  1. ^= Percentages are rounded therefore the total does not always add up to 100% exactly.
  2. *= Missing observations between 5 and 20; missing is equal to or less than 5.0% (X).
  3. A= Including 60 clients with unknown severity of/or disease.
  4. B= Pearson Chi-square test asymptotic significance 2-sided. Result for main categories (in bold); p-value in bold means significant at a level of p=0.001.