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Table 2 Differences between males and females with eating disorders on study variables

From: Clinical presentation of eating disorders in young males at a tertiary setting

Characteristic Mean difference p Result
Age of onset (yrs) −1.42 (0.25) <0.001 males < females
Duration of illness (mths) 1.12 (1.11) 0.28  
Shape concern −1.17 (0.26) <0.001 males < females
Weight concern −1.11 (0.26) <0.001 males < females
BMI z score −0.22 (0.21) 0.29  
  IRR (95 % CI) p Result
Vomiting frequency 0.16 (0.06, 0.43) <0.001 males < females
Intense exercise frequency 1.08 (0.90, 1.29) 0.41  
  OR (95 % CI) p Result
BN diagnosis 0.26 (0.05, 1.35) 0.11  
UFED diagnosis 2.36 (1.32, 4.22) 0.004 males > females
Intense exercise presence 0.93 (0.53, 1.62) 0.79  
Vomiting presence 0.23 (0.09, 0.59) 0.002 males < females
Any medical feature 0.64 (0.36, 1.12) 0.12  
 Bradycardia 0.66 (0.36, 1.21) 0.18  
 Hypotension 0.95 (0.39, 2.29) 0.91  
 Hypothermia 0.36 (0.12, 1.09) 0.07  
 Poor peripheral perfusion 1.42 (0.55, 3.67) 0.46  
  1. BMI body mass index, BN bulimia nervosa, CI confidence interval, IRR incident rate ratio, OR odds ratio, UFED unspecified feeding or eating disorders