8.4% of Latvian population suffers chronic depression

In 2019, 8.4% of the Latvian population reported having chronic depression, according to data published by Eurostat September 10 to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

7.2% of    EU   citizens reported having chronic depression, a small increase compared with 2014 ( 0.3 percentage points).

Among EU countries, Slovenia (15.1%) had the highest share of the population reporting chronic depression in 2019, followed by Portugal (12.2%) and Sweden (11.7%).

In contrast, the share of people reporting chronic depression was lowest in Romania (1.0%), Bulgaria (2.7%) and Malta (3.5%).

Estonia’s and Lithuania’s figures were both 7.0%.

In 2019, the share of people reporting chronic depression was higher for women than men in all EU Member States.

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