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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics: AN, BN, EDNOS

From: Quality of life in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and eating disorder not-otherwise-specified

  Median (IQR)  
  AN (n = 84) BN (n = 49) EDNOS (n = 66) Kruskall Wallis statistic Post-hoc tests
Age (yrs) 24.50 (10.0) 28.00 (9.00) 26.50 (10.25) n.s.  
Duration of illness (yrs) 7.00 (8.50) 9.00 (10.25) 9.00 (9.00) n.s.  
BMI 16.30 (1.78) 22.00 (6.34) 18.40 (5.45) H = 100.97 p < .001 AN < EDNOS < BN
EDE global score 3.40 (1.83) 3.79 (1.06) 3.62 (2.14) n.s.  
EDE dietary restraint 3.90 (2.05) 3.60 (1.87) 3.20 (2.75) H = 9.13 p = .010 AN > BN = EDNOS
EDE eating concern 2.90 (2.00) 3.00 (2.20) 2.70 (2.35) n.s.  
EDE weight concern 3.25 (2.35) 4.43 (1.94) 4.35 (2.60) n.s.  
EDE shape concern 3.60 (2.15) 5.07 (1.32) 4.48 (2.58) H = 23.06 p < .001 AN < EDNOS = BN
OBE 0.00 (4.50) 16.00 (22.50) 0.00 (9.75) H = 46.66 p < .001 AN = EDNOS < BN
SBE 0.00 (7.00) 6.00 (19.00) 1.00 (16.00) H = 6.78 p = .034 AN < BN
Self induced vomiting 0.00 (12.25) 15.00 (23.50) 0.00 (11.50) H = 24.917 p < .001 AN = EDNOS < BN
  1. Notes: AN, anorexia nervosa, BN, bulimia nervosa, EDNOS, eating disorder not-otherwise-specified, BMI, Body Mass Index, EDE, Eating Disorder Examination, OBE, Objective Binge Episodes, SBE, Subjective Binge Episodes.