Health & Medical Nutrition

New Statistics Regarding Eating Disorders

It is estimated that nearly half of us know (maybe without realizing) someone with a personal eating disease, who suffer in secret.

Eating disorders occur in people of all ages - can be found in children of 7 years, and at 70 years old.
One of 100 adolescents (10-19 years) suffering from anorexia nervosa, it is estimated that between 0.5% and 2% of the population suffer from anorexia nervosa.
Official 5 of 100 women suffering from bulimia, but at least two studies have shown that only 10% of cases of bulimia are declared, so it is possible that 1 in 5 women suffer from bulimia (20%).
Eating disorders are the 3rd most common chronic disease among young women.
a rate of 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are males

Mortality rates

Eating disease have the highest mortality rates of all mental illnesses
A study of the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reported that 5 to 10% of anorexics die within ten years after contracting the disease, 18-20% of anorexics will be dead after 20 years and only 30-40% will recover final
The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the mortality rates of all causes of death for women aged 15-24 years.
20% of people with anorexia will die prematurely due to complications from the disease of food, including suicide and heart problems.

Access to treatment

Only 1 in 10 people with eating disease generally receives treatment
Approximately 80% of the girls / women who treats eating disease not receiving sufficient treatment to heal
Treatment involves hospitalization costs USA $ 500 - $ 2000 per day. Normal cost for a month in a treatment center is $ 30,000. It is estimated that a patient needs a hospital for at least 3-6 months.
The cost of treatment after hospitalization, including psychotherapy and medical monitoring, can reach at least $ 100,000


Anorexia is the 3rd most common chronic illness among adolescents
95% of those who have eating disease between 12 and 25 years
50% of girls aged 11-13 years perceive as fat
80% of teens aged 13 years have tried to lose weight


10-15% of those suffering from an eating disorder are men - but the numbers appear to be increasing
Men have more pronounced tendency to not seek treatment because of prejudice that are characteristic of women eating disease
Among gay men almost 14% suffer from bulimia and anorexia nervosa almost 20% due to more developed interest for physical appearance


Rates of minorities with eating disorders are similar to those of most white
74% of American girls of Indian origin reported using diet pills
Essence magazine reported in 1994 that 53.5% of their correspondents, women, African-American descent are likely eating disease
Diseases are among the most common eating psychological problems faced young women in Japan.

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