Table 3

The medians (and IQRs) of neighbourhood characteristics and age-adjusted incidence rates for antidepressant purchases in Turin, Stockholm and certain Finnish cities

Median (IQR)Incidence rate below–above median*
Area-level variablesTurinStockholmFinnish citiesTurinStockholmFinnish cities
% Basic education54 (38–66)14 (11–20)29 (24–35)89.1–80.496.9–97.1112.5–109.3
% Unemployment10 (8–13)01 (01–03)10 (07–13)88.4–79.494.4–99.1111.9–110.5
% Renters29 (24–33)22 (05–39)40 (23–53)83.9–83.189.8–101.8102.7–114.4
% Green areas6 (4–16)21 (12–32)28 (16–47)84.2–82.997.8–95.7113.1–107.8
% Urbanicity†26 (6–48)0 (0–0.001)0 (0–2)81.4–84.594.3–100.5106.3–113.3
Land-use mix74 (65–80)77 (69–82)72 (54–79)83.3–83.791.1–101.1106.9–113.2
Population density‡0.79 (0.16–1.34)0.26 (0.15–0.48)0.10 (0.02–0.21)81.1–84.388.3–102101.2–113.9
  • *Rate is years on antidepressants per 1000 person years in all the neighbourhoods below and above the area-level variable median, adjusted for age using 2013 European Standard Population.

  • †Percentage of dense urban fabric, 69% of areas in Stockholm had zero per cent of dense urban fabric and therefore incidence rates for Stockholm are provided here for areas without and with dense urban fabric.

  • ‡10 000 residents per km2.