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Table 1 Characteristics of the two catchment areas

From: Local psychiatric beds appear to decrease the use of involuntary admission: a case-registry study

  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)
  1. 1By Statistics Norway (year of 2005) [29].
  2. 2Norwegian Mapping Authority [54].
  3. 3Widerøes Flyselskap A/S (Airline company) [55].
  4. 4Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration [56].