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Table 3 Descriptive characteristics of items that differ significantly between groups

From: Socio-cultural context of eating disorders in Poland

Item NOR ANR ANBP BUL EDNOS p value*
3 2.96 ± 1.45 3.07 ± 1.60 3.36 ± 1.45 4.03 ± 1.66 3.33 ± 1.68 NOR–BN p = .030
3 (2–4) 3 (2–4) 3 (2–5) 4 (2.5–6) 3.5 (2–5)
1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6
5 3.78 ± 1.41 3.17 ± 1.27 2.53 ± 1.25 2.71 ± 1.53 2.72 ± 1.45 NOR–BN p = .005
NOR–ANBP p = .033
4 (3–5) 3 (2–4) 3 (1–4) 3 (1–4) 3 (1–4)
1–6 1–6 1–4 1–6 1–6
6 3.14 ± 1.42 2.74 ± 1.35 3.67 ± 1.29 3.61 ± 1.45 3.94 ± 1.52 NOR–BN p = .005
NOR–ANBP p = .033
3 (2–4) 2.5 (2–4) 4 (3–5) 3 (2–5) 4 (3–5)
1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6
7 4.49 ± 1.52 5.30 ± 1.04 5.0 ± 1.25 5.45 ± 0.77 5.28 ± 0.75 NOR–ANR p = .010
NOR–BN p = .011
5 (3–6) 6 (5–6) 5 (5–6) 6 (5–6) 5 (5–6)
1–6 2–6 1–6 3–6 4–6
9 4.07 ± 1.52 4.72 ± 1.22 5.33 ± 1.05 5.45 ± 1.09 4.94 ± 1.47 NOR–ANBP p = .010
NOR–BN p < .001
4 (3–5) 5 (4–6) 6 (5–6) 6 (5–6) 5.5 (4–6)
1–6 2–6 3–6 1–6 1–6
10 2.58 ± 1.53 3.17 ± 1.56 3.53 ± 1.46 4.26 ± 1.69 3.67 ± 1.24 NOR–BN p < .001
2 (1–4) 3 (2–4) 4 (3–5) 5 (3–6) 3.5 (3–4.25)
1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 2–6
12 3.38 ± 1.64 3.19 ± 1.76 5.07 ± 1.39 4.84 ± 1.44 4.67 ± 1.50 ANR–BN p = .001
ANR–ANBP p = .002
ANR-EDNOS p = .026
NOR–BN p = .001
NOR–ANBP p = .004
NOR-EDNOS p = .043
3 (2–5) 3 (1–5) 6 (5–6) 5 (4–6) 5 (4–6)
1–6 1–6 2–6 1–6 1–6
13 3.77 ± 1.40 3.28 ± 1.52 5.07 ± 1.39 4.03 ± 1.56 4.44 ± 1.58 ANR-EDNOS p = .048
4 (3–5) 3 (2–4) 6 (5–6) 4 (3–5) 5 (3.75–6)
1–6 1–6 2–6 1–6 1–6
14 2.78 ± 1.19 2.58 ± 1.22 3.73 ± 1.67 4.0 ± 1.59 4.28 ± 1.41 ANR–BN p = .001
ANR–EDNOS p = .001
NOR–BN p = .002
NOR–EDNOS p = .002
3 (2–4) 3 (2–3) 3 (2–5) 4 (3–5) 4 (3–6)
1–6 1–5 1–6 1–6 1–6
16 3.46 ± 1.75 2.50 ± 1.49 4.07 ± 1.79 4.74 ± 1.46 4.50 ± 1.79 ANR–NOR p = .049
ANR–ANBP p = .037
ANR–EDNOS p = .001
ANR–BN p < .001
NOR–BN p = .010
3 (2–5) 2 (1–4) 4 (2–6) 5 (4–6) 5 (3.5–6)
1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6
17 2.91 ± 1.69 3.10 ± 1.99 4.13 ± 1.41 4.29 ± 1.72 3.82 ± 1.85 NOR–BN p = .005
3 (1–4) 3 (1–5) 4 (3–6) 4 (3–6) 4 (2–5.5)
1–6 1–6 2–6 1–6 1–6
18 3.42 ± 1.72 3.09 ± 1.57 4.73 ± 1.53 4.77 ± 1.67 4.72 ± 1.74 ANR–ANBP p = .017
ANR–BN p < .001
ANR-EDNOS p = .008
NOR–BN p = .002
NOR-EDNOS p = .043
3 (2–5) 3 (1–4) 5 (4–6) 6 (4–6) 5.5 (3–6)
1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6
20 2.78 ± 1.45 2.14 ± 1.52 2.0 ± 1.0 1.77 ± 1.04 1.94 ± 1.09 NOR–BN p = .006
NOR–ANR p = .044
3 (2–4) 1 (1–3) 2 (1–3) 1 (1–2.25) 2 (1–3)
1–6 1–6 1–4 1–4 1–4
24 3.961.45 4.60 ± 1.50 4.80 ± 1.37 5.13 ± 1.31 4.83 ± 1.54 NOR–BN p = .001
4 (3–5) 5 (3–6) 5 (4–6) 6 (5–6) 5.5 (4–6)
1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6
28 3.13 ± 1.39 4.09 ± 1.56 3.47 ± 1.13 3.65 ± 1.52 3.44 ± 1.50 NOR–ANR p = .009
3 (2–4) 4 (3–6) 4 (2–4) 4 (2–5) 3.5 (2–4.25)
1–6 1–6 2–5 1–6 1–6
29 3.62 ± 1.23 5.0 ± 1.16 5.13 ± 0.99 4.39 ± 1.26 4.89 ± 1.41 NOR–EDNOS p = .002
NOR–ANR p < .001
NOR–ANBP p = .001
4 (3–4.5) 5 (4–6) 5 (4–6) 4 (3–6) 5.5 (4–6)
1–6 1–6 3–6 2–6 1–6
30 3.90 ± 1.31 4.12 ± 1.55 5.33 ± 0.90 5.32 ± 0.95 4.67 ± 1.41 NOR–BN p < .001
NOR–ANBP p = .002
ANR–BN p = .003
ANR–ANBP p = .039
4 (3–5) 4 (3–6) 6 (5–6) 6 (5–6) 5 (4–6)
1–6 1–6 3–6 3–6 1–6
31 3.59 ± 1.35 2.98 ± 1.42 2.93 ± 1.34 3.16 ± 1.53 2.39 ± 1.46 NOR–EDNOS p = .014
4 (2.5–5) 3 (2–4) 3 (2–3) 3 (2–4) 2 (1–4)
1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 1–5
33 3.67 ± 1.56 3.33 ± 1.60 4.33 ± 1.80 4.39 ± 1.61 4.61 ± 1.46 ANR-EDNOS p = .048
3 (3–5) 3 (2–5) 5 (3–6) 5 (3–6) 5 (4–6)
1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 1–5
35 3.49 ± 1.67 4.16 ± 1.60 4.73 ± 1.39 4.57 ± 1.52 4.33 ± 1.78 NOR–BN p = .030
3 (2–5) 4 (3–6) 5 (4–6) 5 (3–6) 5 (2.75–6)
1–6 1–6 2–6 1–6 1–6
36 4.51 ± 1.19 4.86 ± 1.22 5.33 ± 0.90 5.33 ± 0.96 5.11 ± 1.13 NOR–BN p = .005
5 (4–5) 5 (4–6) 6 (5–6) 6 (5–6) 5.5 (4.75–6)
1–6 1–6 3–6 2–6 3–6
37 3.19 ± 1.46 3.40 ± 1.28 3.93 ± 1.39 4.17 ± 1.20 3.78 ± 1.48 NOR–BN p = .026
3 (2–4) 4 (2–4) 4 (3–5) 4 (3–5) 4 (2.75–5)
1–6 1–6 1–6 2–6 1–6
39 2.73 ± 1.26 3.86 ± 1.34 4.80 ± 1.27 3.87 ± 1.57 4.50 ± 1.25 NOR–BN p = .006
NOR–ANR p = .001
NOR–EDNOS p < .001
NOR–ANBP p < .001
3 (2–3) 4 (3–5) 5 (4–6) 4 (2–5) 4.5 (3.75–6)
1–6 1–6 2–6 1–6 2–6
41 3.78 ± 1.26 4.02 ± 1.35 4.27 ± 1.62 4.73 ± 1.39 4.50 ± 1.43 NOR–BN p = .009
4 (3–5) 4 (3–5) 5 (3–6) 5 (3–6) 5 (3.75–5.25)
1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6
42 2.88 ± 1.33 5.02 ± 1.24 5.47 ± 1.13 5.47 ± 1.04 5.06 ± 1.39 NOR–EDNOS p < .001
NOR–ANR p < .001
NOR–ANBP p < .001
NOR–BN p < .001
3 (2–4) 6 (4–6) 6 (5–6) 6 (5–6) 6 (4.75–6)
1–6 2–6 2–6 2–6 2–6
53 3.11 ± 1.26 3.33 ± 1.24 3.80 ± 1.08 4.17 ± 1.28 3.67 ± 1.46 NOR–BN p = .004
3 (2–4) 3 (2–4) 4 (3–5) 4 (3–5) 4 (2–5)
1–6 1–6 2–6 2–6 1–6
55 2.38 ± 1.52 4.05 ± 1.55 4.53 ± 1.46 4.13 ± 1.66 4.06 ± 1.70 NOR–EDNOS p = .003
NOR–ANR p < .001
NOR–BN p < .001
NOR–ANBP p < .001
2 (1–3.5) 4 (3–5) 5 (4–6) 5 (3–5.25) 3.5 (3–6)
1–6 1–6 2–6 1–6 1–6
61 3.99 ± 1.48 4.78 ± 1.28 4.0 ± 1.62 4.77 ± 1.04 4.94 ± 0.94 NOR–ANR p =,027
4 (3–5) 5 (4–6) 4 (3–5.25) 5 (4–6) 5 (4.75–6)
1–6 1–6 1–6 3–6 3–6
62 1.78 ± 1.22 2.21 ± 1.47 2.47 ± 1.51 3.13 ± 1.85 2.56 ± 1.62 NOR–BN p = .002
1 (1–2) 2 (1–3) 2 (1–4) 3 (1–5) 2 (1–4)
1–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 1–4
  1. Quantitative data are presented as mean ± SD, median (interquartile range) and min–max value
  2. Abbreviations: NOR controls, ANR anorexia nervosa, ANBP anorexia binge/purge type, BN bulimia nervosa, EDNOS eating disorder not otherwise specified
  3. *p-value obtained from the post-hoc tests. The numbers presented in the table indicate the amount of answers received. Information regarding the lack of data was omitted