Table 4 Suicides assisted by Exit Deutsche Schweiz in the city of Zurich from 1990 to 2004
VariablesExit Deutsche Schweiz deaths 1990–2000 (n = 149) % (n)Exit Deutsche Schweiz deaths 2001–2004 (n = 129) % (n)p Value*Total Exit Deutsche Schweiz deaths (n = 278) % (n)
Sex0.031
    women52.3 (78)65.1 (84)58.3 (162)
    men47.7 (71)34.9 (45)41.7 (116)
Age0.004†
    ⩽4414.1 (21)1.6 (2)8.3 (23)
    45–6418.8 (28)16.3 (21)17.6 (49)
    65–8451.0 (76)46.5 (60)48.9 (136)
    ⩾8516.1 (24)35.7 (46)25.2 (70)
Diagnosis0.220‡
    malignancy49.0 (73)45.0 (58)47.1 (131)
    cardiovascular/respiratory disease11.4 (17)10.9 (14)11.2 (31)
    HIV/AIDS9.4 (14)0.8 (1)5.4 (15)
    neurological disease8.1 (12)9.3 (12)8.6 (24)
    rheumatoid diseases/pain syndromes10.1 (15)12.4 (16)11.2 (31)
    mental disorder3.4 (5)2.3 (3)2.9 (8)
    other8.7 (13)19.4 (25)13.7 (38)
Type of diagnosis0.026
    non-fatal illness22.1 (33)34.1 (44)27.7 (77)
    fatal illness77.9 (116)65.9 (85)72.3 (201)
  • 2 test. †Test for two categories (⩽64 years, >65 years). ‡Test without categories “HIV/AIDS” and “mental disorder”.