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Heddi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-05 06:19 PM
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58. Here's some statistics
According to the American Journal of Psychiatry, two out of every 100 men have an eating disorder.

5% of young women have substantially disordered eating attitudes and behaviors. (National Eating Disorder Screening Program)

The average woman is 5"4 and weighs 140 pounds. The average model is 5"11 and weighs 117 pounds. Most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American women. (Smolak, 1996)

The mortality rate for anorexia is higher than for any other psychological disorder. In fact, its the number one cause of death among young women


# Approximately 7 million girls and women struggle with eating disorders
# Approximately 1 million boys and men struggle with eating disorders

Studies indicate that by their first year of college, 4.5 to 18% of women and 0.4% of men have a history of bulimia.

http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/yourchild/eatdis.htm

Eating disorders most often affect young women. Less than 10% of people with eating disorders are boys and men.

http://www.state.sc.us/dmh/anorexia/statistics.htm
It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder seven million women and one million men

# One in 200 American women suffers from anorexia
# Two to three in 100 American women suffers from bulimia
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