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Table 1 MHA assessments at each site by the year of assessment; patient age; gender and outcome of the assessment

From: A prospective, quantitative study of mental health act assessments in England following the 2007 amendments to the 1983 act: did the changes fulfill their promise?

  Birmingham
N (%)
Oxford
N (%)
London
N (%)
All sites
N (%)
Year of assessment 2008 256 (20.1) 292 (26.6) 500 (24.4) 1048 (23.7)
2009 353 (27.7) 213 (19.4) 503 (24.6) 1069 (24.2)
2010 402 (31.6) 308 (28.1) 569 (27.8) 1279 (23.1)
2011 262 (20.6) 283 (25.8) 474 (23.2) 1019 (23.1)
Missing 0 8 0 8
Age group Under 30 328 (26.6) 310 (28.2) 487 (24.2) 1125 (25.9)
30 and over 904 (73.4) 790 (71.8) 1525 (75.8) 3219 (74.1)
Missing 41 4 34 79
Gender Male 744 (58.5) 569 (51.5) 1184 (58.0) 2497 (56.5)
Female 527 (41.5) 535 (48.5) 857 (42.0) 1919 (43.5)
Missing 2 0 5 7
Outcome of assessment Detained 746 (60.1) 640 (59.1) 1485 (73.8) 2871 (66.2)
Not detained 495 (39.9) 442 (40.9) 527 (26.2) 1464 (33.8)
Missing 32 22 34 88