Table 1

Prevalence of anxiety disorders by country (n, %)

Countries (n)GADPanic disorder (lifetime)Panic disorder (current)AgoraphobiaSocial phobiaOCD%†Prevalence*
Argentina (134)32 (23.9%)12 (9.0%)19 (14.2%)12 (9.0%)7 (5.2%)3 (2.2%)1.637.6
China (388)19 (4.9%)11 (2.8%)4 (1.0%)17 (4.4%)9 (2.3%)9 (2.3%)1.411.3
Germany (117)3 (2.5%)3 (2.5%)1 (0.9%)13 (11%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0.512.7
India (197)1 (0.5%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0.00.5
Italy (202)4 (2.0%)9 (4.4%)2 (1.0%)4 (2%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0.68.9
Kenya (184)12 (6.5%)18 (9.8%)8 (4.3%)10 (5.4%)11 (6.0%)6 (3.3%)1.830.4
Mexico (203)26 (12.8%)11 (5.4%)15 (7.4%)4 (2.0%)1 (0.5%)2 (1.0%)1.422.2
Pakistan (207)1 (0.5%)1 (0.5%)1 (0.5%)2 (1.0%)2 (1.0%)1 (0.5%)0.11.9
Poland (217)23 (10.6%)14 (6.5%)9 (4.1%)8 (3.7%)10 (4.6%)1 (0.5%)1.116.6
Russia (200)37 (18.5%)25 (12.5%)20 (10%)28 (14%)21 (10.5%)5 (2.5%)2.235.5
Serbia (200)1 (0.5%)2 (1.0%)0 (0.0%)3 (1.5%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0.22.5
Ukraine (132)12 (9.1%)44 (33.3%)30 (22.7%)6 (4.5%)11 (8.3%)6 (4.5%)3.072.7
Uganda (198)9 (4.5%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0.35.1
Pakistan (PC 214)19 (8.9%)0 (0.0%)2 (0.9%)1 (0.5%)0 (0.0%)1 (0.5%)0.79.9
Bangladesh (194)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0.00.0
Saudi Arabia (174)71 (41%)11 (6.3%)9 (5.2%)2 (1.1%)9 (5.2%)9 (5.2%)3.052.2
Total270 (8.5%)161 (5.1%)120 (3.8%)110 (3.5%)81 (2.6%)43 (1.4%)
  • *Prevalence of anxiety disorder in each country.

  • †Per cent of anxiety disorder cases contributed by each country.

  • GAD, generalised anxiety disorder; OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder; PC, primary care (Pakistan).