Table 1

Characteristics of the two catchment areas
Vesterålen Lofoten
Total number of inhabitants1 30 465 22 469
Inhabitants aged 18-651 18 212 (59.7%) 12 734 (56.7%)
Cities2 2 2
Airports2 1 1
Larger harbours2 2 2
Travel time by air to County Capital (CMH) (in minutes)3 30 25
Share of CNI by catchment area size (%)4 54.6/57.8 45.4/42.2
Persons on disability (no/1000 inhab.)4 617 (20.2/1000) 447 (19.9/1000)

1By Statistics Norway (year of 2005) [29].

2Norwegian Mapping Authority [54].

3Widerøes Flyselskap A/S (Airline company) [55].

4Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration [56].

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