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Table 2 Prevalence of Disordered Eating (DE) behavior symptoms among male and female group fitness instructors

From: Disordered eating behavior among group fitness instructors: a health-threatening secret?

  Male (n = 152) Female (n = 685)   
  n (%) n (%) χ 2 (1) p-value
Self-reported current eating disordera 0 (0) 27 (4) - 0.009
BMI ≤18.5 kg/m2 a 0 (0) 17 (3) - 0.054
EDI-DT ≥15a 1 (0.7) 25 (4) - 0.067
EDI-BD ≥14a 4 (3) 76 (11) - 0.001**
Self-reported menstrual dysfunction - 199 (30) - -
Weight loss attempts ≥5 32 (21) 204 (30) 4.7 0.03*
Total respondents classified with DE 34 (22) 371 (54) 65.7 0.000***
  1. aFisher’s exact test was used due to low n (n < 5). BMI: body mass index. EDI-DT: Eating disorders inventory – drive for thinness. EDI-BD: Eating disorders inventory – body dissatisfaction. *p < 0.05. **p < 0.01.***p < 0.001