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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of study participants and prisons

From: Health care help seeking behaviour among prisoners in Norway

Variables N % Mean (SD)
Patient level variables    
Contact with prison health services    
   Yes 945 66  
   No 480 34  
Age 1, 433   34.7(10.7)
Sex    
   Female 78 5  
   Male 1, 376 95  
Drug misuse outside prison    
   No 706 50  
   Rarely 126 9  
   Sometimes 251 18  
   Often 160 11  
   All the time 174 12  
Sleep problems    
   No 280 20  
   Rarely 166 12  
   Sometimes 393 27  
   Often 298 21  
   All the time 293 20  
Physical health    
   Excellent/very good 460 32  
   Good 570 39  
   Not so good 251 17  
   Poor 166 12  
Mental health    
   Excellent/very good 493 34  
   Good 415 29  
   Not so good 289 20  
   Poor 242 17  
Education    
   Compulsory/none 524 37  
   Secondary education 642 45  
   University/college education 255 18  
First language    
   Scandinavian 972 68  
   European 221 15  
   Non-European 237 17  
Type of imprisonment    
   Serving sentence 1, 113 77  
   Remand prisoner 284 19  
   Preventive detention 54 4  
Prison level variables    
Full time staff equivalents/100 prisoners 29   3.2(1.6)
Capacity (number of prisoners) 29   71.2(77.5)
Prison type    
   Open prison 9 31  
   Closed prison 15 52  
   Mixed prison 5 17