Table 3 Suicides committed
Exit Deutsche Schweiz deaths (n = 147) % (n)Dignitas deaths (n = 274) % (n)Total deaths (n = 421) % (n)p Value*
Year of death
    200123.1 (34)15.0 (41)17.8 (75)0.137
    200226.5 (39)24.8 (68)25.4 (107)
    200325.9 (38)32.8 (90)30.4 (128)
    200424.5 (36)27.4 (75)26.4 (111)
    missing0.0 (0)0.0 (0)0.0 (0)
Duration of membership
    <1 w5.4 (8)1.5 (4)2.9 (12)0.000
    1 w<1 m7.5 (11)11.7 (32)10.2 (43)
    1 m<1 y11.6 (17)74.5 (204)52.5 (221)
    1 y<5 y12.2 (18)12.0 (33)12.1 (51)
    5 y<10 y9.5 (14)0.0 (273)3.3 (287)
    ⩾10 y34.0 (50)0.0 (0)11.9 (50)
    missing19.7 (29)0.4 (1)7.1 (30)
Place of death
    room of right-to-die organisation34.0 (50)94.5 (259)73.4 (309)0.000
    at home61.2 (90)5.1 (14)24.7 (104)
    institution4.8 (7)0.0 (0)1.7 (7)
    hotel0.0 (0)0.4 (1)0.2 (1)
    missing0.0 (0)0.0 (0)0.0 (0)
Prescribing physician
    attending physician or family doctor61.9 (91)6.6 (18)25.9 (109)0.000
    physician of the right-to-die organisation35.4 (52)93.4 (256)73.2 (308)
    missing2.7 (4)0.0 (0)1.0 (4)
Mode of administration
    oral75.5 (111)90.9 (249)85.5 (360)0.000
    gavage/PEG/infusion24.5 (36)9.1 (25)14.5 (61)
    missing0.0 (0)0.0 (0)0.0 (0)
  • 2 test; test without category “missing”.