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Table 1 Unweighted and weighted prevalence of death thoughts and wishes to die

From: Current wishes to die; characteristics of middle-aged and older Dutch adults who are ready to give up on life: a cross-sectional study

  n Unweighted Weighted
% %a
Has never had death thoughts or wishes 1312 83.9 83.1
Has at some point experienced death thoughts and/or wishes, but had no wish to die in the past week and a moderate to strong wish to live in the past week 189 12.1 13.0
Current wish to die or a weak wish to live 62 4.0 4.0
 Had only a weak wish to live in the past week, but no wish to die in the past week 15 1.0 1.0
 Had no wish to live in the past week and/or a weak wish to die in the past week 36 2.3 2.2
 Had a moderate to strong wish to die in the past weekb 11 0.7 0.8
Total 1563 100.0 100.1
  1. aWeighted percentage for the total Dutch middle-aged and older population (n = 4,726,351)
  2. b3 participants reported having no wish to live, 5 participants reported having a weak wish to live, and 3 participants reported having a moderate to strong wish to live in the past week