A study in 27 European countries puts the prevalence of depression at 6.4 percent of the population. The work, published in The Lancet Public Health, analyzed data from the European Health Interview Survey, which includes responses from more than 250,000 people. The incidence is higher in women at 7.7 percent, while in men it is 4.9 percent. Strong differences are seen between countries, with higher rates in more economically developed states.
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