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Table 3 Continuous deep sedation in Switzerland 2013, by language region

From: Medical end-of-life practices in Swiss cultural regions: a death certificate study

Regions German-speaking French-speaking Italian-speaking
Non-sudden expected deaths N = 2256 N = 992 N = 430
  %a 95% CI %a 95% CI %a 95% CI
Continuous deep sedation until death (CDS) 24.5% (22.3–26.3) 26.9% (24.2–29.7) 34.4% (30.1–39.0)
- CDS without end-of-life decision 1.6% (1.2–2.2) 3.2% (2.2–4.5) 5.1% (3.4–7.6)
- CDS combined with end-of-life decision 22.8% (21.1–25.6) 23.7% (21.2–26.5) 29.3% (25.2–33.8)
  1. a100% = all non-sudden expected deaths; percentages weighted to region-sex-age-specific response rates