Eating Disorder Statistics

*Statistics show that 1 in 5 women suffer from an eating disorder.

*70 million individuals are affected by eating disorders worldwide, with 24 million being

*10 to 15 percent are male.

*90 percent of women with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25.

*Currently approximately 11 percent of high school students have been diagnosed with an eating disorder.

*15 percent of young women in the US who are not diagnosed with an eating disorder exhibit substantially disordered eating behavior and attitude.

*4 percent of college-aged women have bulimia.

*Approximately 50 percent of anorexics will develop bulimia or bulimic behaviors.

* 31 percent of teenage girls in the US and 28 percent of teenage boys in the US are overweight.

*15 percent of US teenage girls and almost 14 percent of US teenage boys are obese.

*It is estimated that 1 percent of women in the US have binge eating disorder.

*Approximately 60 percent of those with an eating disorder that seek treatment will recover.

*Without treatment up to 20 percent of those with serious eating disorders will die.

*At least 50,000 individuals will die as the result of an eating disorder.

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Yust Yucky said...

Hi, just stopping by to say what a wonderful blog this is, & it's great to see people getting real information out, about all aspects of eating disorders.

MrsMenopausal said...

Thanks YY. I really appreciate you stopping by and your encouragement.

Anonymous said...

I think I'm getting to the point of realizing I have an eating disorder, but I'm not sure. I deny it all the time, when friends bring it up. I deny it to even myself. I think I'm alright. Actually, I'm sure I'm alright, even if others say differently. So I'm not fully sure what I should do. A friend of mine told me I should speak to my therapist about where to get help. I'm not sure if I even have one, though. I just can't stand that my care of my weight is abnormal, and should be labeled as a disorder.... But your blog is very well researched and I hope you achieve your dream of what it seems to warn everyone about eating disorders, and to help those that have them.

MrsMenopausal said...

Anonymous, Thank you for the well wishes and compliment, and for taking the time to comment. I love hearing from readers and really appreciate it.
I'm sorry you're dealing with what you are and I agree, speak to your therapist. Why waste time and energy on guessing? If what you're going through is not unhealthy then you will have put to rest your uncertainty. If it is, then you will have taken a very important step in your life. Please reach out to those that are in a position to help you. In the sidebar you'll find a list of resources. There are many to choose from and you're sure to get additional help. Please, take that first step. It's so important. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

High School psycology student said...

I must say this is a wonderful one, and I love how this is well resarched. This brings to light how people will suffer from them. I especiallly found this a great source for information for people who like me are studying psycology and need good statistics on the disorders. This is well written.

MrsMenopausal said...

Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Good luck with your studies!

Anonymous said...

Love it. very resource full.

MrsMenopausal said...

Thank you!