Eating Disorders Statistics
Research suggests that about one percent (1%) of female adolescents have anorexia. That means that about one out of every one hundred young women between ten and twenty are starving themselves, sometimes to death.
Research suggests that about four percent (4%), or four out of one hundred, college-aged women have bulimia. About 50% of people who have been anorexic develop bulimia or bulimic patterns.
Many surveys indicate that only about 10% of people with anorexia and bulimia are male. This gender difference may reflect our society’s different expectations for men and women.
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