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Table 2 Descriptives for PTSD and traumatic events for 11 countries included in the study

From: Differences in prevalence rates of PTSD in various European countries explained by war exposure, other trauma and cultural value orientation

Country PTSD Prevalence (%) Rates of traumatic events
War victims* Crime victims** Natural disasters Road fatalities**
Belgium 0.76 .007 9.6 4.4 10.1
France 2.32 .013 5.7 7.8 6.9
Germany 2.31 .009 7.5 5.5 4.5
Italy 0.73 .009 4.5 7.8 8.7
Netherlands 3.30 .014 2.5 3.9 4.1
Croatia 6.67 .100 14.2 - 10.4
Spain 0.56 .000 5.1 2.9 6.9
Switzerland 0.70 .000 4.2 2.4 4.7
UK 3.00 .009 7.7 3.7 3.6
Bulgaria 0.94 .002 1.7 1.3 13.5
Romania 0.38 .012 1.4 5.1 12.7
  1. *In proportion to total inhabitants.
  2. **In proportion to million inhabitants.
  3. Prevalence of lifetime exposure to natural disaster (Kessler et al., 2011).