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Table 2 Comparative clinical features of the Objective Binge Eating Episode (OBE) and Subjective Binge Eating Episode (SBE) groups

From: An investigation of objective and subjective types of binge eating episodes in a clinical sample of people with co-morbid obesity

  SBE (n = 14) OBE (n = 56) p
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Binge Eating Scale 30.21 (6.72) 31.32 (7.47) 0.615h
Beck Depression Inventorya 20.00 (7.98) 21.57 (10.30) 0.621h
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 37.81 (4.48) 37.05 (3.72) 0.512h
  n (%) n (%)  
Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview-Plusb (with at least one morbidity) 6 (50) 35 (71) 0.183i
Presence of markers of loss of control    
according to Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV, Axis I, Patient edition    
Rapid eatingc 11 (84.6) 48 (88.9) 0.647i
Eating until uncomfortably fulld 14 (100) 49 (90.7) 0.575i
Eating when not hungrye 14 (100) 51 (98.1) 1.000i
Eating alonef 6 (42.9) 37 (68.5) 0.076j
Feeling guiltyg 14 (100) 48 (90.6) 0.576i
  1. aBDI: SBE (n = 12); bMINI-Plus: OBE(n = 49); SBE(n = 12); cRapid eating: OBE(n = 54); SBE(n = 13); dEating until uncomfortably full: OBE(n = 54); eEating when not hungry: OBE(n = 52); fEating alone: OBE(n = 54); gFeeling guilty: OBE(n = 53); ht-Test; iFisher Exact Test; jChi-square Test.