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Table 2 Percentage treatment and consultation rates among respondents reporting current or past depression or low mood and fulfilling MDI criteria for major depression.

From: Cross-sectional survey of users of Internet depression communities

   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
  1. * 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).