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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics: restrictive and binge-purge subtypes

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

  Median (IQR)   
  AN-R (n = 42) EDNOS-R (n = 28) AN-BP (n = 42) EDNOS-BP (n = 38) BN (n = 49) Kruskall Wallis Post hoc
Age 23.0 (10.5) 26.0 (12.0) 25.0 (9.0) 27.0 (8.0) 28.0 (9.0) n.s.  
Duration of illness 7.0 (7.13) 6.0 (8.0) 7.0 (12.0) 9.0 (9.25) 9.0 (10.25) n.s.  
BMI 16.0 (2.33) 17.2 (2.2) 16.8 (1.65) 22.4 (6.47) 22.0 (6.34) H = 127.08, p < .001 ANR < ANBP = EDNOSR < BN = EDNOSBP
EDE global score 2.95 (1.85) 2.7 (2.5) 3.9 (1.75) 4.06 (1.49) 3.79 (1.06) H = 18.03, p = .001 EDNOSR = ANR < BN = ANBP = EDNOSBP
EDE dietary restraint 3.65 (2.35) 3.2 (3.4) 4.4 (1.7) 3.0 (2.6) 3.6 (1.87) H = 16.18, p = .003 EDNOSBP = EDNOSR = BN = ANR < ANBP
EDE eating concern 2.4 (2.75) 1.6 (4.0) 3.3 (2.0) 3.2 (1.7) 3.0 (2.2) H = 16.52, p = .002 EDNOSR = ANR < BN = EDNOSBP = ANBP
EDE weight concern 3.2 (2.65) 3.5 (3.38) 3.35 (2.5) 4.6 (1.43) 4.43 (1.94) H = 16.87, p = .002 ANR = ANBP = EDNOSR < BN = EDNOSBP
EDE shape concern 3.6 (2.48) 2.8 (3.1) 3.85 (2.1) 5.07 (1.22) 5.07 (1.32) H = 47.39, p < .001 EDNOSR = ANR = ANBP < EDNOSBP = BN
OBE 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0) 3.0 (20.0) 5.0 (27.0) 16.0 (22.5) H = 93.74 p < .001 ANR = EDNOSR < ANBP = EDNOSBP < BN
SBE 0.0 (2.0) 0.0 (1.0) 2.0 (14.5) 8.0 (23.5) 6.0 (19.0) H = 24.91 p < .001 ANR = EDNOSR < ANBP = BN = EDNOSBP
Self induced vomiting 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0) 9.0 (28.0) 6.0 (18.0) 15.0 (23.5) H = 70.26 p < .001 ANR = EDNOSR < EDNOSBP < BN EDNOSBP = ANBP = BN
  1. Notes: AN, anorexia nervosa, BN, bulimia nervosa, EDNOS, eating disorder not-otherwise-specified, R, restrictive, BP, binge-purge, BMI, Body Mass Index, EDE, Eating Disorder Examination, OBE, Objective Binge Episodes, SBE, Subjective Binge Episodes.