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Table 2 Participant Demographics

From: “I’m not a teenager, I’m 22. Why can’t I snap out of it?”: a qualitative exploration of seeking help for a first-episode eating disorder during emerging adulthood

  Interviewed
(N = 14)
Declined / DNR to Interview Request
(N = 31)
Age (at first specialist contact) M = 20.86 (SD = 1.99) 20.16 (2.46)
DUED (months) M = 21.50 (SD = 10.55) 19.37 (9.42)
BMI (at first specialist contact) M = 18.87 (SD = 3.23) 20.47 (5.23)
EDE-Q total score (at first specialist contact) M = 4.53 (SD = 0.72)* 3.78 (1.23)*
Gender 93% female (N = 13) 94% female (N = 29)
Eating Disorder Diagnosis
 AN 5 (35.71%) 11 (35.48%)
 BN 5 (35.71%) 10 (32.26%)
 BED 1 (7.14%) 1 (3.23%)
 OSFED 3 (21.43%) 9 (29.03%)
Ethnicity
 White 10 (71.43%) 18 (58.06%)
 Asian 0 (0%) 3 (9.68%)
 Black 0 (0%) 2 (6.45%)
 Mixed 2 (14.29%) 3 (9.68%)
 Unspecified 2 (14.29%) 5 (16.13%)
Occupation
 Student 7 (50.0%) 17 (54.83%)
 Employed 7 (50.0%) 10 (32.26%)
 Unemployed 0 (0%) 2 (6.45%)
 Unknown 0 (0%) 2 (6.45%)
Living Situation
 With family 5 (35.71%) 19 (61.29%)
 With peers 7 (50.0%) 8 (25.80%)
 With partner 0 (0%) 2 (6.45%)
 Alone 0 (0%) 2 (6.45%)
 Other / Unspecified 2 (14.29%) 0 (0%)
  1.  * These figures were significantly different at p < 0.05
  2. Abbreviations: AN anorexia nervosa, BMI body mass index, BN bulimia nervosa, DNR did not respond, DUED duration of untreated eating disorder, EDE-Q Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire, OSFED other specified feeding or eating disorder, M mean, SD standard deviation