Does the prevalence of anxiety disorders differ between males and females?

Updated: Mar 27, 2019
  • Author: Nita V Bhatt, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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The female-to-male ratio for any lifetime anxiety disorder is 3:2 (see the image below).

Anxiety. Chart showing the female-to-male sex rati Anxiety. Chart showing the female-to-male sex ratio for anxiety disorders. Adapted from Kessler et al, 1994.

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