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Table 1 Descriptive data

From: An investigation of the process of change in psychopathology and exercise during inpatient treatment for adults with longstanding eating disorders

  Excessive exercisers (n = 19) Non-exercisers (n = 65) Difference EE/non-E Total
(n = 84)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) t-value Mean (SD)
Age (yrs) 27.7 (8.0) 28.2 (7.7) 0.21 28.1 (7.7)
BMI (kg/m2) 20.8 (3.6) 21.8 (5.2) 0.82 22.5 (4.8)
ED duration (yrs) 10.6 (7.7) 12.9 (8.4) 1.04 12.4 (8.3)
Inpatient stays (number) 1.0 (1.2) 1.3 (2.0) 0.60 1.2 (1.8)
SCL-5 2.7 (0.7) 2.4 (0.9) 1.62 2.5 (1.0)
EDE-Q 3.9 (1.1) 3.7 (1.1) 0.81 3.7 (1.1)
Exercise (episodes/week) 7.2 (2.4) 1.1 (1.5) 10.38*** 2.5 (0.9)
Purging (episodes/week) 5.5 (10.9) 6.0 (9.6) 0.17 5.9 (9.9)
Diuretics/laxatives (episodes/week) 0.4 (1.6) 0.3 (0.9) 0.25 0.3 (1.1)
  n (%) n (%) χ2 n (%)
Diagnosis: AN 9 (43) 12 (57) 7.51** 21 (25)
Diagnosis: BN 5 (12) 38 (88) 6.33* 43 (51)
Diagnosis: EDNOS 5 (25) 15 (75) 0.34 20 (24)
BMI < 20 kg/m2 7 (37) 21 (32) 0.14 28 (33)
Self-mutilation 6 (32) 31 (48) 1.55 37 (44)
  1. EE excessive exercisers, Non-E non-exercisers, BMI body mass index, ED eating disorders, SCL-5 Symptom Check List – 5 items, EDE-Q Eating Disorders Examination – Questionnaire, AN Anorexia Nervosa, BN Bulimia Nervosa, EDNOS Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified
  2. *p < .05. **p < .01. ***p < .001