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Table 3 Comparative demographic and clinical features of participants with a DSM-5 eating disorder

From: Burden and health-related quality of life of eating disorders, including Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), in the Australian population

  Age/years Female sex Exercise/days Regular# SBE BMI
  Median IQ range Mean SD n % Median IQ range n;% 95% C.I. Mean SD
Year assessed 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2014 2014 2015
Anorexia Nervosa- Broad 22*a 33.3b 13a 10a 2.1 0a 17.6a 17.9b
17–57 16.5 62%; 63% 2.0–5.0 n.a. 0.7 0.5
Bulimia nervosa (BN) 35a 34.1b 20a 17a 3.8 17;56.7%b 28.1b 32.0c
26–44 12.8 67% 46% 2.0–6.0 39.2–72.6 6.3 7.6
BED - Broad n.a. 41.5 n.a. 31a n.a. n.a. n.a. 32.8c
  16.3 n.a. 69%     8.7
ARFID 46 31.9 1b 5a 1.3 0a 25.9b 22.0b
24–60 19.7 11% 50% 0–5.2 n.a. 4.9 3.9
OSFED n.a. 46.1a n.a. 67b n.a. n.a. n.a. 27.8e
  18.1   70%    n.a. 6.3
 Atypical AN n.a. 43.5 n.a. 48 n.a. n.a. n.a. 27.8
  16.3   65%    n.a. 6.3
 Sub-threshold BN n.a. 34.4 n.a. 12 n.a. n.a. n.a. 26.7
  1.7   86%    n.a. 4.1
Year assessed 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2014 2014 2015
 Sub-threshold BED n.a. 44.4 n.a. 11 n.a. n.a. n.a. 28
  19.4   100%    n.a. 7.2
 Purging Disorder n.a. 67.5 n.a. 7 n.a. n.a. n.a. 26.9
  16.6   64%    n.a. 5.4
UFED n.a. 38.3b n.a. 141c n.a. n.a. n.a. 27.1e
  16.0   45%     6.0
No eating disorder 47.0b 48.2a 1217c 1256a 3.0 30; 1.3%a 26.6b 26.8a
31–63 19.3 51% 50% 1.0–6.0 1.0–1.9 5.5 5.7
  1. Data reported in this table are weighted for South Australian norms, BED Binge Eating Disorder, OSFED Other Specified Eating or Feeding Disorder, UFED Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder, SBE Subjective binge eating episode
  2. *data were skewed thus median and IQ range is presented; #at least weekly; data with differing superscripts are different on post hoc tests at p < .05