Prevalence of three bulimia syndromes in the general population.


Prevalence of bulimia was estimated from a cross-sectional general population survey of 1498 adults, using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS) administered by trained lay interviewers. Lifetime prevalence of the DSM-III syndrome in adults aged 18-64 was 1.0% and this was concentrated in young women: in women aged 18-44 lifetime prevalence was 2.6%, and… (More)


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