Table 1

Demographic factors for 928 prison inmates, according to receiving psychiatric interventions or not.

Inmates receiving psychiatric interventions N = 230

Inmates without psychiatric interventions N = 698

Total prison population N = 928


n

%

n

%

n

%


Gender

Males

210

24

655

76

865

93

Females

20

32

43

68

63

7

Age group

Under 21

8

17

38

83

46

5

21–25

41

27

112

73

153

17

26–30

50

28

126

72

176

19

31–40

77

23

254

77

331

36

41–50

43

27

117

73

160

17

51–60

10

19

42

81

52

6

Over 60

1

10

9

90

10

1

Prisoner category ***

Remand prisoner

42

16

223

84

265

29

Sentenced

172

29

430

71

602

65

Preventive detention

16

26

45

74

61

7


*** Chi square test = 16.05, 2DF: p ≤ 0.001

Kjelsberg et al. BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:27   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-6-27

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