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Table 2 Descriptive statistics and differences between men and women regarding orthorexia nervosa and specific symptomatology of an ED in Mexican university students

From: When clean eating isn’t as faultless: the dangerous obsession with healthy eating and the relationship between Orthorexia nervosa and eating disorders in Mexican University students

  Women   Men  
M SD M SD t p
ORTO-14 MX
 Obsessive Cognition 8.78 2.33 9.35 2.10 −3.74 .00**
 Rational Cognition 7.69 2.35 8.07 2.60 −2.15 .03*
 Emotional Regulation 8.96 2.24 9.67 1.96 −4.91 .00**
 Normative Social 7.91 1.88 8.20 1.98 −2.15 .03*
 Total 35.45 6.70 37.59 6.88 −4.48 .00**
EDE-Q
 Restriction 4.50 4.39 3.56 4.00 3.24 .00**
 Concern for one’s shape and weight 3.98 3.18 2.59 2.40 7.43 .00**
 Dissatisfaction 4.99 3.50 3.21 3.21 7.44 .00**
 Total 13.46 9.33 9.36 7.49 7.13 .00**
  1. *P ≤ .05 **P ≤ .01