Title

Eating Disorders: No Longer Trapped by Food

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Publication Title

International Electronic Journal of Health Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to document disordered eating patterns and prevalence rates to assess the current extent of the problem among college students. The Undergraduate Student Health Risk Appraisal Survey, with a Disordered Eating Subscale, generated such information. A randomized stratified study (n=320) of students at a major university ascertained disordered eating patterns, documented diagnosed eating disorders, and correlated body perceptions with calculated Body Mass Index. Surprisingly low prevalence rates were found.

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