Table 2

Percentage treatment and consultation rates among respondents reporting current or past depression or low mood and fulfilling MDI criteria for major depression.

UK*

SE*

DK*

NO*

DE*

AT*

Total

Chi-square†


Number with major depression

321

215

133

116

144

24

953

Consultation in past year (%)

(n)

68

(219)

63

(136)

70

(93)

69

(80)

44

(64)

63

(15)

64

(607)

p < 0.001

Treatment

Psychological

Never

(n)

59

(189)

57

(123)

46

(61)

41

(48)

53

(76)

46

(11)

53

(508)

Past

(n)

19

(60)

19

(40)

23

(31)

25

(29)

22

(32)

29

(7)

21

(199)

Current

(n)

22

(72)

24

(52)

31

(41)

34

(39)

25

(36)

25

(6)

26

(246)

p= 0.09

Drug

Never

(n)

32

(102)

51

(110)

(50)

44

(51)

50

(72)

54

(13)

42

(398)

Past

(n)

15

(47)

14

(30)

8

(11)

17

(20)

19

(28)

4

(1)

14

(137)

Current

(n)

53

(172)

35

(75)

54

(72)

39

(45)

31

(44)

42

(10)

44

(418)

p < 0.001

Either

Never

(n)

29

(93)

40

(87)

30

(40)

32

(37)

38

(55)

33

(8)

34

(320)

Past

(n)

15

(47)

14

(30)

10

(13)

18

(21)

22

(32)

17

(4)

15

(147)

Current

(n)

56

(181)

46

(98)

60

(80)

50

(58)

40

(57)

50

(12)

51

(486)

p = 0.01

Consultation or current

treatment

(n)

69

(220)

65

(139)

72

(96)

70

(81)

47

(68)

63

(15)

65

(619)

p < 0.001


* UK = United Kingdom, SE = Sweden, DK = Denmark, NO = Norway, DE = Germany, AT = Austria. † Chi square test for heterogeneity between countries. The results for psychological, drug or either treatment are for heterogeneity among 'never', 'past' and 'current' treatment all combined. Country – country comparisons (all Chi square tests): Proportion consulted in past year: UK > DE, SE > DE, DK > DE, NO > DE (p < 0.001). Proportion currently on drug treatment: UK > SE, UK > DE, DK > DE (p < 0.001); UK > NO, SE > DK, DK > NO (p < 0.05). Proportion currently on psychological treatment: UK > NO (p < 0.01); UK > DK, SE > NO (p < 0.05). Proportion consulted in past year or on current treatment: UK > DE, SE > DE, DK > DE, NO > DE (p < 0.001). Proportion currently on psychological and/or drug treatment: UK > DE, DK > DE (p < 0.01); UK > SE, SE > DK (p < 0.05).

Powell et al. BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:19   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-3-19

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