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Table 1 Characterization of the study areas and psychiatric departments

From: Factors associated with involuntary psychiatric hospitalization in Portugal

  Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca EPE Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental EPE Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa Hospital de Magalhães Lemos EPE Unidade Local de Saúde do Baixo Alentejo EPE
Characteristics of the hospital General hospital with community teams General hospital with community teams Psychiatric Hospital Psychiatric Hospital General hospital
Study areas (municipalities) Amadora Lisboa (Western parishes) and Oeiras Lisboa (Eastern parishes) and Mafra Porto, Póvoa de Varzim and Vila do Conde Aljustrel, Almodôvar, Alvito, Barrancos, Beja, Castro Verde, Cuba, Ferreira do Alentejo, Mértola, Moura, Ourique, Serpa, Vidigueira
Resident population in the study areas (inhabitants)
 2001 175,872 212,386 199,160 284,971 135,105
 2011 175,136 218,208 213,863 279,310 126,692
Population growth between 2001 and 2011 (%) − 0.4 2.7 7.4 − 2.0 − 6.2
Population density (inhabitant/Km2)
 2001 7551 3613 792 1121 16
 2011 7368 3704 848 1098 15
Ageing index (individuals aged 65 or older per 100 aged 0 to 14 years)
 2001 94 132 173 97 176
 2011 126 142 151 128 189
Unemployment rate (%)
 2001 7.7 6.4 5.6 6.4 12.1
 2011 14.9 10.8 10.7 14.4 15.1
Population with higher education (%)
 2001 12.0 19.4 10.3 7.2 3.0
 2011 17.9 32.8 19.3 13.5 6.2
One person household (%)
 2001 21.2 23.4 21.7 13.7 22.4
 2011 27.7 29 24.7 17.3 26.6
Average monthly earnings (€)
 2004 1045.1 1405.3 1016.8 821.1 716.6
 2011 1249.4 1648.8 1232.7 1049.5 900.7
  1. Sources: Statistics Portugal Censos 2001 and 2011; Strategy and Planning Office of the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security