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Table 2 Number of included studies reporting associations with higher rates of the common mental disorders, by indicators of less privileged social position [3;6]

From: The distribution of the common mental disorders: social inequalities in Europe

   Less education Unemployment Lower income or material circumstances Low social status
Number of studies reporting associations Total reporting 5 7 6 6
Positive Men & women separately 2 3* 2 2
association Men & women combined (separate data not given) 2 3 4 1
  Total positive 4 6 6 3
No clear association   1 1 0 3
Inverse association   0 0 0 0
  1. Note: *one study, positive only for men; women equivocal.
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