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Table 3 Comparison of orthorexic behavior, presence of eating disorder, and addiction to exercise among exercise practitioners of the city of Petrolina-PE, Brazil, according to BD

From: Body dissatisfaction, addiction to exercise and risk behaviour for eating disorders among exercise practitioners

Variables Body dissatisfaction P d
Absence (n = 42) Presence (n = 18)
M (SD) M (SD)
Orthorexic Behavior 36.50 (4.79) 34.50 (5.49) .190 .19
Presence of eating disorder 26.71 (25.13) 44.77 (33.52) .025* .60
Addiction to Exercise 454.33 (163.95) 551.25 (168.62) .048* .46
  1. *Significant difference (p < .05) – Independent t test