Table 1

Characteristics of patients explicitly requesting assistance in dying

Patient numberGenderAge (years)DiagnosisYears since diagnosisFollow-upSurvival after interview (days)Life expectancyResidenceEducationOccupationMarital statusNumber of childrenReligion
1Female53Lung cancer4EAS6114 DaysHospiceIntermediateAdministratorMarried2
2Male43Liver cancer0.25EAS1220 DaysHospiceHighTeacherSingle0Humanism
3Male88Colon cancer0.5EAS114 DaysHospiceIntermediateDirectorWidower2-
4Male88M. Parkinson4Pneumonia1226 MonthsNursing homeBasicFarmerMarried7Catholic
5Male54Gastric cancer0.25EAS51 MonthHomeHighManagerMarried2
6Female71Gall bladder cancer1EAS342 MonthsHomeBasicHousewifeWidow3
7Male43Depression19AliveHomeHighunemployedSingle0Buddhism
8Female92Tired of life2AliveHomeIntermediateAdministratorWidow0
9Female57Sigmoid cancer4EAS31 MonthHomeHighLawyerDivorced2
10Male65Depression6Alive (ECT)HomeHighDirectorDivorced2
11Female49Breast cancer3EAS152 MonthsHomeHighManagerMarried2-
12Male80Parotid cancer2Not eating or drinking104 MonthsHomeHighTeacherWidower2Agnostic
13Female70Parkinson's disease2EAS164UnknownHomeHighTeacherMarried2Humanist
14Male32Schizophrenia9AliveHomeBasicUnemployedSingle0
15Female65Breast cancer9EAS292 DaysHomeIntermediateHome careDivorced2There is more
16Female55Nasopharyngeal cancer1EAS1952 WeeksHomeIntermediateAccountantMarried3Protestant
17Female80Tired of life2AliveHomeIntermediateCafé ownerWidow3My own
18Female55Ovarian cancer3Palliative sedation102 WeeksHospitalIntermediateSecretaryMarried3
19Female89Completed life8AliveHomeIntermediateNunSingle0
20Female62Anxiety disorder48AliveHomeBasicAuthorSingle0Atheist
21Male62Kidney cancer9EAS601 MonthHomeHighManagerMarried0Secular
22Male83Lung cancer0.25EAS51 MonthHomeHighBusinessmanMarried4
23Female80Pain syndrome8EAS2UnknownNursing homeIntermediateHousewifeMarried4
24Male75Motor neuron disease1EAS804 DaysHomeBasicManagerMarried5
25Female77Pain syndrome3EAS54UnknownHomeHighPsychotherapistWidow3Humanist
26Female94Tired of life0.5AliveNursing homeBasicNeedlewomanWidow1Catholic
27Male77Bladder cancer0.5EAS82 WeeksHomeIntermediateSalesmanMarried2
28Female65Pain syndrome2EAS241 MonthHospiceBasicHousewifeWidow2
29Male61Alzheimer's disease3EAS172UnknownHomeHighDirectorMarried2
30Male65Motor neuron disease1EAS861 MonthHomeIntermediateReal estate agentMarried3Catholic
31Female76Motor neuron disease2EAS8UnknownNursing homeIntermediateHousewifeWidow2Protestant
  • EAS, euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide.