Aug 16, 2010
From the National Institute of Mental Health, here are some eating disorder statistics.
Percent of Population
In their lifetime, an estimated 0.6 percent of the adult population in the U.S. will suffer from anorexia, 1.0 percent from bulimia, and 2.8 percent from a binge eating disorder.
Women are Affected More
Women are much more likely than males to develop an eating disorder. They are three times as likely to experience anorexia (0.9 percent of women vs. 0.3 percent of men) and bulimia (1.5 percent of women vs. 0.5 percent of men) during their life.
Women are also 75 percent more likely to have a binge eating disorder (3.5 percent of women vs. 2.0 percent of men).
A Deadly Disorder
The mortality rate among people with anorexia has been estimated at 0.56 percent per year, or approximately 5.6 percent per decade, which is about 12 times higher than the annual death rate due to all causes of death among females ages 15-24 in the general population.
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