Statistics for Eating Disorders Including Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder – ANAD.org

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General statistics:

  • At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. 1, 2
  • Every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder.3
  • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.4
  • 13% of women over 50 engage in eating disorder behaviors.5
  • In a large national study of college students, 3.5% sexual minority women and 2.1% of sexual minority men reported having an eating disorder.6
  • 16% of transgender college students reported having an eating disorder.6
  • In a study following active duty military personnel over time, 5.5% of women and 4% of men had an eating disorder at the beginning of the study, and within just a few years of continued service, 3.3% more women and 2.6% more men developed an eating disorder.7
  • Eating disorders affect all races and ethnic groups.8
  • Genetics, environmental factors, and personality traits all combine to create risk for an eating disorder.”

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General statistics and data on various types of eating disorders including rates of occurrence among males and females, as well as other demographics.

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  • Eating Disorder Statistics

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  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

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