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Table 1 Demographic factors for 928 prison inmates, according to receiving psychiatric interventions or not.

From: Mental health consultations in a prison population: a descriptive study

  Inmates receiving psychiatric interventions N = 230 Inmates without psychiatric interventions N = 698 Total prison population N = 928
  n % n % n %
Gender       
   Males 210 24 655 76 865 93
   Females 20 32 43 68 63 7
Age group       
   Under 21 8 17 38 83 46 5
   21–25 41 27 112 73 153 17
   26–30 50 28 126 72 176 19
   31–40 77 23 254 77 331 36
   41–50 43 27 117 73 160 17
   51–60 10 19 42 81 52 6
   Over 60 1 10 9 90 10 1
Prisoner category ***       
   Remand prisoner 42 16 223 84 265 29
   Sentenced 172 29 430 71 602 65
   Preventive detention 16 26 45 74 61 7
  1. *** Chi square test = 16.05, 2DF: p ≤ 0.001