Eating Disorder Statistics
*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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