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Table 2 Age distribution in the two catchment areas

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

  Vesterålen Vesterålen Lofoten Lofoten
  Male Female Male Female
Young 2082 (11.4%) 1899 (10.4%) 1641 (12.2%) 1474 (11.0%)
Middle aged 4111 (22.6%) 3989 (22.0%) 3029 (22.6%) 2916 (21.7%)
Elderly 3147 (17.3%) 2984 (16.4%) 2285 (17.0%) 2072 (15.4%)
Sum 9340 (51.3%) 8872 (48.7%) 6955 (51.8%) 6462 (48.2%)
  1. Data from Statistics Norway (year of 2005) [29].