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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- 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.”
General statistics and data on various types of eating disorders including rates of occurrence among males and females, as well as other demographics.
- Eating Disorder Statistics
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
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