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Table 1 Sample selection

From: The prisoner as patient - a health services satisfaction survey

  N %
Total number of inmates 1,955 100
   - Not present at the time of the survey 131 7
Present at the time of the survey 1,824 93
   - Participated in the survey at another prison 31 2
   - Unable to read/write Norwegian, English or German 93 5
   - Reading/writing disabilities 5 0
   - Solitary confinement or ill at the day of survey 48 3
   - Previously arranged visits (lawyers, doctors/therapists, or family members) 28 1
Available at the time of the survey 1,619 83
   - Refused to participate 123 6
   - No record of reason for non-participation 42 2
Respondents 1,454 74
   - no prison health service experience 304 16
Study sample 1,150 59