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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical features of subjects (Mean ± SD)

From: The journey from opposition to recovery from eating disorders: multidisciplinary model integrating narrative counseling and motivational interviewing in traditional approaches

  Bulimia nervosa Anorexia nervosa
(Mean ± SD) (Mean ± SD)
n = 387 n = 258
Demographic features   
Age (yrs), range: 11-40 25.5 ± 5.1 21.0 ± 4.5
Duration of Illness (yr.) 6.54 ± 6.5 5.7 ± 3.2
Previous treatments   
Hospitalization (days) 16.5 ± 34 90.5 ± 112
(median 2) (median 45)
Range 0-150 Range 0-330
Previous out-patient facility specializing in ED (months) 11 ± 4.2 5.6 ± 3.1
(median 8) (median 5)
Range 3-18 Range 1-11
Symptoms   
Body mass index 22.48 ± 3.2 16.5 ± 4.9
Absent of menses (% of patients) _ 92%
Binge eating (% of patients) 100% 50%
Vomiting (% of patients) 95% 55%
Laxative abuse (% of patients) 9.3% _
Co-morbidity   
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (% of patients) 4% 1%
Personality disorders/multi impulsivity (% of patients) 58% 34%