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Table 1 Descriptive and clinical characteristics of children/adolescents with eating disorders for all potential outcomes by accessibility classification

From: A decade of data from a specialist statewide child and adolescent eating disorder service: does local service access correspond with the severity of medical and eating disorder symptoms at presentation?

  Highly accessible (N= 295) Accessible (N= 61) Moderately accessible, remote and very remote (N= 43) Total (N= 399)
Age (yrs), M (SD) 14.47 (1.57) 14.70 (1.42) 14.32 (1.46) 14.49 (1.54)
Female, n 277 (93.8%) 52 (85.2%) 39 (90.7%) 368 (92.2%)
DSM -5 diagnosis     
 Anorexia nervosa 109 (36.9%) 23 (37.7%) 25 (58.1%) 157 (39.3%)
 Other specified feeding or eating disorder 94 (31.8%) 15 (24.6%) 6 (14.0%) 115 (28.8%)
 Unspecified feeding or eating disorder 70 (23.6%) 15 (24.6%) 11 (25.6%) 96 (24.1%)
 Bulimia nervosa 21 (7.1%) 8 (13.1%) 1 (2.3%) 30 (7.5%)
 Binge eating disorder 1 (0.3%) 0 0 1 (0.3%)
Age of onset (yrs), M (SD) 13.61 (1.67) 13.72 (1.56) 13.52 (1.65) 13.62 (1.65)
Illness duration (mths), median ± IQR [range] 8.00 ± 5-12 [1, 48] 9.00 ± 6-18 [1,36] 6.00 ± 4-9 [2,78] 8.00 ± 5-12 [1,78]
BMI z-score, M (SD) -1.38 (1.41) -1.45 (1.59) -2.29 (1.32) -1.49 (1.45)
Percentage of body weight lost, M (SD) 16.35 (10.85) 17.50 (10.89) 19.82 (11.33) 16.90 (10.93)
Medical complications, n 101 (34.2%) 23 (37.7%) 25 (58.1%) 149 (37.3%)
 Bradycardia 70 (23.7%) 14 (23.0%) 17 (39.5%) 101 (25.3%)
 Hypotension 32 (10.8%) 8 (13.1%) 8 (18.6%) 48 (12.0%)
 Hypothermia 12 (4.1%) 0 4 (9.3%) 16 (4.0%)
 Poor peripheral perfusion 27 (9.2%) 7 (11.5%) 10 (23.3%) 44 (11.0%)
EDE-restraint 3.36 (1.73) 3.51 (1.6) 3.08 (2) 3.35 (1.74)
EDE eating concern 2.52 (1.66) 2.58 (1.68) 1.98 (1.49) 2.47 (1.65)
EDE shape concern 3.45 (1.86) 3.66 (1.72) 3.05 (1.92) 3.44 (1.85)
EDE weight concern 3 (1.86) 2.99 (1.64) 2.58 (1.75) 2.95 (1.82)
EDE global score 3.08 (1.63) 3.19 (1.43) 2.67 (1.66) 3.05 (1.60)
  1. Note: Median +/- IQR [range] were reported when variable skewness (>3) was present in 1 or more group.