Geographic variation in the prevalence of common mental disorders in Britain: a multilevel investigation.

  title={Geographic variation in the prevalence of common mental disorders in Britain: a multilevel investigation.},
  author={Scott Weich and Gemma Holt and Liz Twigg and Kelvyn Jones and Glyn Lewis},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={157 8},
It is still not known whether the places that people live affect their mental health. The principal aim of this 1991 study was to quantify simultaneously variance in the prevalence of the most common mental disorders, anxiety and depression, in Britain at the individual, household, and electoral ward levels. Data from a cross-sectional, nationally representative survey of 8,979 adults aged 16-74 years living in private households nested within 642 electoral wards in England, Wales, and Scotland… CONTINUE READING
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