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Incidence, prevalence and mortality of anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders
  • H. Hoek
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Current opinion in psychiatry
  • 1 July 2006
An upward trend has been observed in the incidence of anorexia nervosa in the past century till the 1970s, and the most substantial increase was among females aged 15–24 years, for whom a significant increase was observed from 1935 to 1999.
Epidemiology of Eating Disorders: Incidence, Prevalence and Mortality Rates
The literature on the incidence, prevalence and mortality rates of eating disorders is discussed, with anorexia nervosa the most striking and binge eating disorder is more common among males and older individuals.
Review of the prevalence and incidence of eating disorders.
  • H. Hoek, D. van Hoeken
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The International journal of eating disorders
  • 1 December 2003
Only a minority of people who meet stringent diagnostic criteria for eating disorders are seen in mental health care, and the incidence of anorexia nervosa increased over the past century, until the 1970s.
Epidemiology and course of anorexia nervosa in the community.
The authors found a substantially higher lifetime prevalence and incidence of anorexia nervosa than reported in previous studies, most of which were based on treated cases.