Table 1 Demographic details of individuals detaineda
n%
Age, years
 15–202911.8
 21–306325.7
 31–405020.4
 41–506426.1
 51–602911.8
 >60104.1
Gender
 Male13956.7
 Female10643.3
Ethnicity
 White17471
 Black2811.4
 Asian187.4
 Mixed114.5
 Other83.1
 Not stated62.5
Previous admission/section
 Yes15061.2
 No8936.3
 Unknown62.5
Reason for Section 136 assessment
 Threat of self-harm10040.8
 Bizarre behaviour5020.4
 Combination3213.1
 Actual self-harm2911.8
 Violence towards others2811.4
 Violence towards property41.6
 Other20.8
  • a Reproduced with permission of Zisman & O’Brien.2