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Table 2 The mean (M) age of admissions in the voluntary and involuntary group for each year over the study period of 2004–2009

From: Preventing involuntary admissions: special needs for distinct patient groups

Year of admittance Age voluntary Age involuntary
M SD M SD
2004 46.66 18.569 43.73 17.025
2005 47.71 19.314 44.01 17.077
2006 48.06 19.571 44.22 16.936
2007 48.89 19.744 44.28 16.799
2008 50.16 19.805 44.65 16.862
2009 49.46 19.794 45.33 17.476