Review of the prevalence and incidence of eating disorders.

  title={Review of the prevalence and incidence of eating disorders.},
  author={Hans W Hoek and Daphne van Hoeken},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  volume={34 4},
OBJECTIVE To review the literature on the incidence and prevalence of eating disorders. METHODS We searched Medline using several key terms relating to epidemiology and eating disorders and we checked the reference lists of the articles that we found. Special attention has been paid to methodologic problems affecting the selection of populations under study and the identification of cases. RESULTS An average prevalence rate for anorexia nervosa of 0.3% was found for young females. The… CONTINUE READING
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