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Table 1 Diagnostic distribution, presence of CE, CE frequency M (SD), presence of OBE and purging per diagnosis for women and men separately. CE frequency only for patients reporting such behavior (women: N = 4223; men: N = 152). Remission rates at 1-year follow-up (women: N = 3060; men: N = 113)

From: Running on empty – a nationwide large-scale examination of compulsive exercise in eating disorders

  AN BN BED EDNOS Total
N Women 1522 (17.4%) 2849 (32.6%) 628 (7.2%) 3741 (42.8%) 8740
Men 61 (18.3%) 91 (27.2%) 36 (10.8%) 146 (43.7%) 334
CE (%) Women 40.3 51.1 13.1 55.1 48.2
Men 36.1 45.1 22.2 55.5 45.5
CE frequency Women 18.8 (16.0) 14.8 (9.7) 9.5 (6.6) 16.3 (10.5) 16.0 (11.3)
Men 19.5 (16.9) 16.9 (10.8) 10.3 (5.8) 16.9 (11.6) 16.9 (12.1)
OBE (%) Women 32.5 75.3 78.0 45.9 55.5
Men 27.9 77.2 75.0 45.2 54.0
Purging (%) Women 29.7 73.6 8.0 44.3 48.7
Men 23.0 63.7 33.6 0.0 36.2
Remission rates (%) Women 40.5 56.5 70.9 57.9 55.2
Men 66.7 57.6 66.7 61.0 61.9
  1. CE compulsive exercise, OBE objective binge-eating episode, AN anorexia nervosa, BN bulimia nervosa, BED binge eating disorder, EDNOS eating disorder not otherwise specified. CE frequency reported for the last 28 days