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Depression

27 July 2011

Depression rates high in wealthy nations

Depression rates are higher in richer countries than in low- or middle-income nations, according to researchers who compared socioeconomic conditions with depression.

Depression rates are higher in richer countries than in low- or middle-income nations, according to researchers who compared socioeconomic conditions with depression.

High-income countries had higher rates of major depression (28% vs. 20%), and especially high rates (more than 30%) were found in the United States, France, the Netherlands and India. China had the lowest rate of major depression (12%).

 

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