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Table 3 Age at selected percentiles on the standardized age of onset distributions of DSM-IV SAD with projected lifetime risk at age 75

From: The cross-national epidemiology of social anxiety disorder: Data from the World Mental Health Survey Initiative

Country Ages at selected percentiles Lifetime prevalence of SAD Projected risk at age 75
5 10 25 50 75 90 95 99 % SE % SE
Low/lower-middle income countries 7 8 11 15 19 26 36 57 1.6 0.1 1.7 0.1
 Colombiaa 6 8 11 15 19 26 31 39 5.0 0.5 5.3 0.5
 Iraq 7 9 13 14 18 23 36 36 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.2
 Nigeria 7 7 7 11 19 23 24 24 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
 Perua 9 10 13 16 19 27 34 41 2.6 0.3 2.7 0.3
 PRC China 8 12 14 14 17 19 37 37 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
 PRC Shen Zhen 5 7 11 14 18 26 31 41 0.9 0.2 1.0 0.2
 Ukraine 7 8 11 14 16 25 37 57 2.6 0.2 2.9 0.3
Upper-middle income countries 5 7 11 15 20 36 49 67 2.9 0.1 3.4 0.2
 Brazil 5 7 11 14 17 29 41 54 5.6 0.4 6.1 0.4
 Bulgaria 8 8 11 14 18 24 31 38 0.8 0.2 0.9 0.2
 Colombia (Medellin)a 5 5 8 13 16 21 31 41 4.6 0.5 4.7 0.5
 Lebanon 6 7 11 14 18 20 26 30 1.9 0.4 2.0 0.4
 Mexicoa 6 7 11 15 19 26 40 54 2.9 0.2 3.2 0.3
 Romania 10 13 14 21 36 58 58 58 1.3 0.3 1.8 0.4
 South Africa 11 13 16 26 49 67 67 67 2.8 0.4 4.7 1.2
High income countries 5 6 9 13 17 29 42 59 4.0 0.1 6.0 0.1
 Australia 5 6 9 14 20 37 46 68 8.5 0.4 9.6 0.5
 Belgium 5 5 7 13 17 25 36 36 2.0 0.4 2.2 0.4
 France 7 8 11 14 20 31 45 57 4.3 0.5 4.9 0.5
 Germany 7 9 11 14 35 50 62 62 2.5 0.3 3.0 0.5
 Italy 5 7 13 15 20 28 36 56 1.9 0.2 2.0 0.3
 Japan 5 5 9 13 16 29 43 48 1.4 0.2 1.6 0.2
 New Zealand 5 6 8 13 17 27 38 57 9.5 0.3 10.4 0.4
 Northern Ireland 5 6 10 14 20 40 49 54 6.0 0.4 7.1 0.5
 Polandb 5 5 8 11 14 17 19 21 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
 Portugal 5 5 9 14 18 29 43 61 4.7 0.5 5.2 0.5
 Spain 5 5 9 13 19 22 48 48 1.2 0.2 1.3 0.2
 Spain (Murcia) 5 5 5 13 18 33 37 40 1.7 0.2 1.9 0.3
 The Netherlands 5 7 11 17 29 41 49 52 2.6 0.4 3.1 0.5
 USA 5 6 8 13 15 23 32 51 12.1 0.4 13.0 0.5
All countries combined 5 6 9 14 18 31 44 62 4.0 0.1 4.4 0.1
WHO regions             
 Region of the Americas 5 6 9 13 17 26 36 52 6.4 0.2 6.9 0.2
 African region 7 13 15 23 47 67 67 67 1.2 0.2 2.0 0.5
 Western Pacific region 5 6 9 14 18 33 46 66 5.5 0.2 6.1 0.2
 Eastern Mediterranean region 6 8 11 14 18 23 26 36 1.2 0.2 1.3 0.2
 Western European region 5 6 10 14 20 36 45 61 3.0 0.1 3.4 0.1
 Eastern European region 5 7 9 13 17 24 38 58 1.5 0.1 1.7 0.1
  1. aThe projected risk for these countries is at age 65 because the age range of these surveys is between 18–65
  2. bThe projected risk for this country is at age 64 because the age range of this survey is between 18–64
  3. SE standard error