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Eating disorders affect people of every age, race, size, gender identity, sexual orientation and background. Learn more about the populations affected—including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and people in larger bodies—in ANAD’s eating disorder statistics.

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  • Eating disorders affect at least 9% of the population worldwide.1
  • 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime.2
  • Less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as “underweight.”21
  • 28-74% of risk for eating disorders is through genetic heritability.1
  • Eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses, second only to opioid overdose.1
  • 10,200 deaths each year are the direct result of an eating disorder—that’s one death every 52 minutes.2
  • About 26% of people with eating disorders attempt suicide.1
  • The economic cost of eating disorders is $64.7 billion every year.2

BIPOC* Eating Disorder Statistics

* BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

  • BIPOC are significantly less likely than white people to have been asked by a doctor about eating disorder symptoms.3
  • BIPOC with eating disorders are half as likely to be diagnosed or to receive treatment.2
  • Black people are less likely to be diagnosed with anorexia than white people but may experience the condition for a longer period of time.4
  • Black teenagers are 50% more likely than white teenagers to exhibit bulimic behavior, such as binge-eating and purging.3
  • Hispanic people are significantly more likely to suffer from bulimia nervosa than their non-Hispanic peers.3
  • Asian American college students report higher rates of restriction compared with their white peers and higher rates of purging, muscle building, and cognitive restraint than their white or non-Asian, BIPOC peers.5
  • Asian American college students report higher levels of body dissatisfaction and negative attitudes toward obesity than their non-Asian, BIPOC peers.5
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LGBTQ+ Eating Disorder Statistics

  • Gay men are seven times more likely to report binge-eating and twelve times more likely to report purging than heterosexual men.6
  • Gay and bisexual boys are significantly more likely to fast, vomit, or take laxatives or diet pills to control their weight.6
  • Transgender college students report experiencing disordered eating at approximately four times the rate of their cisgender classmates.7
  • 32% of transgender people report using their eating disorder to modify their body without hormones.8
  • 56% of transgender people with eating disorders believe their disorder is not related to their physical body.8
  • Gender dysphoria and body dissatisfaction in transgender people is often cited as a key link to eating disorders.7
  • Non-binary people may restrict their eating to appear thin, consistent with the common stereotype of androgynous people in popular culture.7
  • Women with physical disabilities are more likely to develop eating disorders.9
  • 20-30% of adults with eating disorders also have autism.10
  • 3-10% of children and young people with eating disorders also have autism.10
  • 20% of women with anorexia have high levels of autistic traits. There is some evidence that these women benefit the least from current eating disorder treatment models.10
  • ADHD is the most commonly missed diagnosis in relation to disordered eating.11

People in Larger Bodies Eating Disorder Statistics

  • Less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as “underweight.”21
  • Larger body size is both a risk factor for developing an eating disorder and a common outcome for people who struggle with bulimia and binge eating disorder.12
  • People in larger bodies are half as likely as those at a “normal weight” or “underweight” to be diagnosed with an eating disorder.13
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Athletes Eating Disorder Statistics

  • Athletes report higher rates of excessive exercise than non‐athletes.14
  • Athletes are more likely to screen positive for an eating disorder than non‐athletes, but percentages across all probable eating disorder diagnoses are similar.14
  • Athletes may be less likely to seek treatment for an eating disorder due to stigma, accessibility, and sport‐specific barriers.14

Veterans Eating Disorder Statistics

  • The most common type of eating disorders among military members is bulimia nervosa.”15
  • Body dysmorphic disorder affects 1-3% of the overall population but 13% of male military members and 21.7% of female military members.15
  • A survey of 3,000 female military members found that the majority of respondents exhibited eating disorder symptoms.15
  • One study found high rates of body dissatisfaction and previous disordered eating behaviors in a sample of young, female Marine Corps recruits.15

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Children & Young Adults Eating Disorder Statistics

  • 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner.16
  • 81% of 10 year old children are afraid of being fat.17
  • 46% of 9-11 year-olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets.18
  • 35-57% of adolescent girls engage in crash dieting, fasting, self-induced vomiting, diet pills, or laxatives.19
  • In a college campus survey, 91% of the women admitted to controlling their weight through dieting.20

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FAQs

What percentage of the population has disordered eating? ›

Eating disorders affect at least 9% of the population worldwide. 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. Less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as “underweight.”

What percentage of models have eating disorders 2021? ›

The study indicates that as many as 40% of models may currently be suffering from some kind of eating disorder.

What percent of the world struggles with eating disorders? ›

Eating disorder statistics 2022. Global eating disorder statistics increased from 3.4% to 7.8%. Use these eating disorder stats to understand why the prevalence of eating disorders.

What are 3 statistics related to bulimia nervosa? ›

Bulimia nervosa is statistically more common than anorexia nervosa, but anorexia can lead to bulimia and in rare cases bulimia can lead to anorexia. Bulimia statistics include: The lifetime prevalence of bulimia nervosa among women is 1%-3% Lifetime prevalence among men is 0.1%

Which population group has the highest incidence of eating disorders? ›

Females. Women are considered to be the population most impacted by eating disorders, with studies indicating women have higher rates of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder than men (. 9%, 1.6%, and .

What gender is more likely to have an eating disorder? ›

Eating disorders are much more common among women than men. Now, a new study may have uncovered a neurological explanation for this disparity. Researchers find that women are more likely than men to experience brain activity relating to negative body perception.

What BMI do most models have? ›

This beauty ideal became de rigueur in the industry; the average runway model has a body mass index (BMI) of 16, which the World Health Organization classifies as severely thin.

What percentage of models are skinny? ›

— millions. Supermodels don't eat seconds. A Danish beauty-industry group conducted a survey of 3,000 models employed at every prominent agency in the world and determined that 94 percent of them are woefully underweight.

How many supermodels have eating disorders? ›

Approximately 40% of models engage in disordered eating, although the experts believe this number to be much higher [1]. 62% of models polled by The Model Alliance reported being asked to have to lose weight or change their shape or size by their agency or someone else in the industry [2].

What country has the most cases of eating disorders? ›

It is fair to say that the increasing rate of eating disorders, Japan has the highest rate of prevalence, followed by Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea. Then following are the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and Vietnam [7].

What percentage of teenage girls have an eating disorder? ›

Teenage Eating Disorder Statistics

13% of adolescents will develop an eating disorder by the age of 20 [2]. 3.8% of female, and 1.5% of male, adolescents will struggle with an eating disorder [1]. Prevalence rates of eating disorder diagnoses increase with age [1].

What percent of the population has anorexia? ›

Prevalence and Statistics

This results in a total of 1.2 percent of the population 15 and older that has anorexia at some point in life. This compares to a 1.6 percent total prevalence for bulimia, and 5.7 percent prevalence of BED.

What percentage of anorexics fully recover? ›

Research suggests that around 46% of anorexia patients fully recover, a 33% improving and 20% remaining chronically ill. Similar research into bulimia suggests that 45% make a full recovery, 27% improve considerably and 23% suffer chronically.

What is the survival rate for anorexia? ›

Results: The crude rate of mortality due to all causes of death for subjects with anorexia nervosa in these studies was 5.9% (178 deaths in 3,006 subjects). The aggregate mortality rate was estimated to be 0.56% per year, or approximately 5.6% per decade.

What is the success rate in the treatment of anorexia nervosa? ›

Previous studies have found that around 50 percent of patients with anorexia nervosa made complete recoveries, but this study had a preponderance of patients with refractory illness.

What groups are more at risk for developing eating disorders? ›

People with first degree relatives, siblings or parents, with an eating disorder appear to be more at risk of developing an eating disorder, too. This suggests a genetic link.

What race is most affected by anorexia nervosa? ›

Anorexia nervosa is found most often in Caucasians, but these illnesses also affect African Americans and other races. People pursuing activities or professions that emphasize thinness - such as modeling, dancing, gymnastics, wrestling, and long-distance running - are more susceptible to these disorders.

What eating disorder is most common in the US? ›

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the U.S., according to the National Eating Disorders Association. It's characterized by episodes of eating large amounts of food, often quickly and to the point of discomfort.

What age group has the most eating disorders? ›

The eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, respectively, affect 0.5 percent and 2-3 percent of women over their lifetime. The most common age of onset is between 12-25. Although much more common in females, 10 percent of cases detected are in males.

Whats an ED for a girl? ›

Persistent, recurrent problems with sexual response, desire, orgasm or pain — that distress you or strain your relationship with your partner — are known medically as sexual dysfunction.

What qualifies as an eating disorder? ›

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. They can be very serious conditions affecting physical, psychological and social function.

How much body fat does a Victoria's Secret model have? ›

Victoria's Secret models, known as "angels", are required to adhere to strict requirements in terms of their body measurements. According to Poppy, to be a Victoria's Secret angel your body fat percentage has to be lower than 18%.

What BMI skinny? ›

If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range. If your BMI is 18.5 to 24.9, it falls within the normal or Healthy Weight range. If your BMI is 25.0 to 29.9, it falls within the overweight range. If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.

What's worse being overweight or underweight? ›

Too rich, yes, but, when it comes to being too thin, maybe not. A new study has shown that excessive thinness is bad for your health. In fact, clinically underweight people have a higher risk of death than obese individuals.

Why are models so thin? ›

When showing off their newest fashions, designers obviously want their outfits to look as beautiful as possible. In order for that to happen, the clothes need to drape and flow, which happens naturally when they are placed on a tall, skinny frame. That is why most mannequins come in such a small size.

How skinny Do I have to be to be a model? ›

Height is typically between 5'9″-6″, bust is between 32″-36″, waist is between 22″-26″, and hips should be between 33″-35″. Of course most woman don't meet these standards and that is why fashion models generally get paid the most and work the most.

How much do models eat? ›

Other models have said they eaten anywhere from 800 to 3,000 calories per day. In essence, a model's diet totally varies depending on their body type, how easily they gain or lose weight, and what their nutritionist is asking of them.

What size is plus model? ›

As a general rule, plus-size models are defined by the fashion industry as anyone larger than a size 6. These days, however, most women deemed plus-size models are a size 12/14 or higher, bringing the industry's perception with what counts as plus size a little more in line with that of the public.

What do high fashion models eat? ›

Salads are undoubtedly the most popular food choice amongst models. Vegan salads give them all the necessary nutrients without the added fats. Lean protein items like white-fleshed fish or tofu are also some of their popular choices.

How the modeling industry affects body image? ›

The modeling industry gives young girls, particularly those under the age of 16, the pressure to acquire a perfect body type. This pressure has unfortunately caused many girls to develop eating disorders, like bulimia, anorexia, and dismorphia, to look like the models on the runway.

How might an eating disorder affect a person's family and social life? ›

Typically, as an eating disorder grows stronger within a person, relationships with family members and loved ones become strained and gradually diminish. It is common for family and friends to feel at a loss as they watch their loved one suffer from an eating disorder.

What type of personality do people with anorexia typically have? ›

People who suffer from anorexia nervosa tend to have high levels of harm avoidance, a personality trait characterized by worrying, pessimism, and shyness, and low levels of novelty seeking, which includes impulsivity and preferring new or novel things (Fassino et al., 2002).

Which eating disorder is also known as binge purge syndrome? ›

Bulimia (boo-LEE-me-uh) nervosa, commonly called bulimia, is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder. People with bulimia may secretly binge — eating large amounts of food with a loss of control over the eating — and then purge, trying to get rid of the extra calories in an unhealthy way.

What is the most common eating disorder in females? ›

Figure 2 shows the past year prevalence of bulimia nervosa in adults. The overall prevalence of bulimia nervosa was 0.3%. Prevalence of bulimia nervosa was five times higher among females (0.5%) than males (0.1%).
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Overall0.3
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Male0.1
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What is one of the most common eating disorder in adolescence? ›

The most common eating disorders among adolescents are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder. Even patients that do not meet all of the clinical criteria for an eating disorder can be at serious risk and should seek medical treatment.

What percentage of teens recover from anorexia? ›

Results: Recovery rates varied highly, depending on the definition used, from 57.1% to 94.4%.

What percentage of the population has an eating disorder? ›

General Eating Disorder Statistics

Eating disorders affect at least 9% of the population worldwide. 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. Less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as “underweight.”

Which eating disorder has the highest mortality? ›

Background. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a common eating disorder with the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric diseases.

What percentage of anorexics are male? ›

Males make up 25% of people with anorexia. Because they are often diagnosed later than females, they are at higher risk of dying. Men are likely underdiagnosed with eating disorders because clinical assessment tools emphasize a desire to lose weight as opposed to building muscle.

What is the average time to overcome an eating disorder? ›

While the psychological piece to eating disorder recovery is often a life-long endeavor for many individuals, the average length of stay for our lower levels of care can vary from about four weeks (Partial Hospitalization Program) to eight weeks (Intensive Outpatient Program).

What is the most successful treatment for anorexia? ›

1. In the majority of clinical trials, Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) has been shown to be the most effective treatment for adult anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Enhanced CBT (CBT-E) was designed specifically for eating disorders.

How long does anorexia last on average? ›

How long does anorexia last? In about 50% of people diagnosed with anorexia, the condition can last for 5 years or more. Recovery is a gradual process and can take years. For some, treatment for anorexia can be lifelong.

Which population group has the highest incidence of eating disorders? ›

Females. Women are considered to be the population most impacted by eating disorders, with studies indicating women have higher rates of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder than men (. 9%, 1.6%, and .

What is the main difference between anorexia and anorexia nervosa? ›

"Anorexia" describes a simple inability or aversion to eating, whether caused by a medical problem or a mental health issue. "Anorexia nervosa," however, is the name for the clinical eating disorder, the main symptom of which is self-starvation.

Are females more likely to have an eating disorder? ›

Eating disorders are much more common among women than men. Now, a new study may have uncovered a neurological explanation for this disparity. Researchers find that women are more likely than men to experience brain activity relating to negative body perception.

How many times do anorexics relapse? ›

Research indicates that more than a third of all patients treated for anorexia or bulimia relapse within the first few years of completing treatment. The highest risk for relapse from anorexia nervosa occurs in the first 18 months after treatment, with 35% falling back into eating disordered behaviors.

What is the first treatment objective when treating a patient with anorexia nervosa? ›

The first goal of treatment is getting back to a healthy weight. You can't recover from anorexia without returning to a healthy weight and learning proper nutrition. Those involved in this process may include: Your primary care doctor, who can provide medical care and supervise your calorie needs and weight gain.

Is there a genetic component to anorexia? ›

Although thought of as a psychological problem, the eating disorder anorexia nervosa often runs in families, suggesting that it has a genetic component. Now researchers have found two genes that help determine the risk of acquiring the disease.

What percent of the population has anorexia? ›

Prevalence and Statistics

This results in a total of 1.2 percent of the population 15 and older that has anorexia at some point in life. This compares to a 1.6 percent total prevalence for bulimia, and 5.7 percent prevalence of BED.

What are the percentages of females and males with eating disorders? ›

Prevalence of eating disorders in men and women

1% to . 3% in males (“Statistics & Research on Eating Disorders,” 2019). Males contribute to 25% of the anorexic population but actually have higher chances of dying to the disease due to getting treatment at later stages.

How many teenage girls have an eating disorder? ›

Research has learned that “35-57% of adolescent girls engage in crash dieting, fasting, self-induced vomiting, diet pills, or laxatives [2].” Additional studies indicate that 10 out of every 100 young women will struggle with an eating disorder [3]. These numbers have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic.

What percent of the population has bulimia? ›

Bulimia Statistics

Surveys show a rate of approximately 1.5 percent of the US female population and 0.5 percent of the male population has experienced bulimia in their lifetimes. These percentages translate to 4.7 million females and 1.5 million males.

Which eating disorder has the highest mortality? ›

Background. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a common eating disorder with the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric diseases.

What is the survival rate for anorexia? ›

Results: The crude rate of mortality due to all causes of death for subjects with anorexia nervosa in these studies was 5.9% (178 deaths in 3,006 subjects). The aggregate mortality rate was estimated to be 0.56% per year, or approximately 5.6% per decade.

What is the recovery rate for anorexia? ›

Research suggests that around 46% of anorexia patients fully recover, a 33% improving and 20% remaining chronically ill. Similar research into bulimia suggests that 45% make a full recovery, 27% improve considerably and 23% suffer chronically.

What is the most common eating disorder in females? ›

Figure 2 shows the past year prevalence of bulimia nervosa in adults. The overall prevalence of bulimia nervosa was 0.3%. Prevalence of bulimia nervosa was five times higher among females (0.5%) than males (0.1%).
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DemographicPercent
Overall0.3
SexFemale0.5
Male0.1
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What age group has the most eating disorders? ›

The eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, respectively, affect 0.5 percent and 2-3 percent of women over their lifetime. The most common age of onset is between 12-25. Although much more common in females, 10 percent of cases detected are in males.

How many females are in the world? ›

Gender ratio in the World

The population of females in the world is estimated at 3,904,727,342 or 3,905 million or 3.905 billion, representing 49.58% of the world population. The world has 65,511,048 or 65.51 million more males than females. Gender Ratio in the World in 2021 is 101.68 males per 100 females.

What is one of the most common eating disorder in adolescence? ›

The most common eating disorders among adolescents are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder. Even patients that do not meet all of the clinical criteria for an eating disorder can be at serious risk and should seek medical treatment.

What are some possible factors that contribute to eating disorders? ›

Psychological
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Depression and anxiety.
  • Lack of healthy coping strategies.
  • Difficulty expressing emotion and feelings.
  • History of abuse and trauma.
  • Temperament traits such as: obsessive thinking, perfectionism, sensitivity to reward and punishment.

How many high school girls have eating disorders? ›

Eating Disorders in Teens. In the United States, as many as 10 in 100 young women suffer from an eating disorder. Disordered eating related to stress, poor nutritional habits, and food fads are relatively common problems for youth.

What is bulimia face? ›

When a person has been engaging in self-induced vomiting regularly and they suddenly stop engaging in the behaviour, their salivary glands in front of their ears (cheeks) may begin to swell. This makes their cheeks look swollen.

Who is most at risk of bulimia? ›

Bulimia most often affects females and starts during the teenage years. But, it can also affect males. People with bulimia are more likely to come from families with a history of eating disorders, physical illness, and other mental health problems.

What percentage of anorexics are male? ›

Males make up 25% of people with anorexia. Because they are often diagnosed later than females, they are at higher risk of dying. Men are likely underdiagnosed with eating disorders because clinical assessment tools emphasize a desire to lose weight as opposed to building muscle.

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