Incidence Of Anorexia Nervosa

Incidence Of Anorexia Nervosa

The incidence of Anorexia Nervosa has increased among the teenagers and is higher than projected as it is often not reported.

The incidence of Anorexia Nervosa is on the increase.

The incidence of this disorder is difficult to estimate, as many cases of patients suffering from the disorder do not report it.

  • Incidence of Anorexia nervosa has significantly increased since the late 1960s.
  • Its incidence is known to be 10-20 times higher in females.
  • Figures depict that 90-95% of the patients suffering from this condition are women.
  • It is now commonly known that the women from the upper class and urban societies who are educated or professionals are more prone to develop this disorder.
  • Anorexia nervosa statistics reveal that 5% of the adolescent girls show the symptoms of an eating disorder.
  • Young men and adolescent boys are also a prey to this disorder due to the current trends in lifestyle.
  • A recent survey suggests that in the younger age group (7-14 yrs) of people affected, 25% of them are boys.
  • Current statistical estimates done in the UK suggests that 1% of the women between the ages of 15-30 years suffer from anorexia.
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