Table 1

Descriptive statistics by sex of the index persons

MenWomen
Number of sibling deaths7829776910
 % from suicide8.78.9
 % from external other than suicide10.810.8
 % from cardiovascular diseases22.022.1
 % from cancer37.337.2
Number of deaths from suicide
 In bereaved persons242125
 In non-bereaved persons43761761
Number of person-years in
 Bereaved persons620584611382
 Non-bereaved persons1789347517308392
Death rate (×1000)
 In bereaved persons0.390.20
 In non-bereaved persons0.250.10
Number of (ever) bereaved persons7901777614
Number of non-bereaved persons812186779252