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Table 3 Characteristics of studies included for comparative data and comparison of average prescribing rates per 1000 GMS children between 2001 and 2011, to European rates per 1000 children

From: Antidepressant prescribing in Irish children: secular trends and international comparison in the context of a safety warning

Study (publication year) Country (year data represents) Sample Size Age Overall Rate of Anti-depressant Prescribing (per 1000) Setting
Dorks (2013) [23] Germany (2004–2006) 2 599 685 0–17 1.7/1000 Pharmaco-epidemiology database
Volkers (2007) [24] Netherlands (2001–2005) 350 000 0–17 2.2/1000 Information Network of General Practice
Wijlaars (2012) [12] UK (1995–2009) 1 502 753 0–17 3.6/1000 UK primary care database
Parkinson (2012) [25] US (2002–2005) 32 111 0–17 8.77/1000 Medical Expenditure Panel survey
Steinhausen (2014) [26] Denmark (1996–2010) 105 908 0–17 1.6/1000 National Patient Database
GMS data Ireland (2002 – 2011) 311 579 0–15 3.3/1000 Primary care reimbursement service pharmacy claims