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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics for patients assessed between April 1 and October 31 in 2019 and 2020

From: The impact of COVID-19 on adolescents with eating disorders: a cohort study

  2019 (n = 43) 2020 (n = 48)
COVID-triggered ED (n = 19) Non COVID-triggered ED (n = 29)
Age 14.97 (1.62) 14.23 (1.82) 14.84 (1.76)
BMI 18.12 (2.92) 16.74 (2.42)a 18.41 (3.50)b
Gender
 Female 32 (74.4%) 14 (73.7%) 26 (89.7%)
 Male 10 (23.3%) 4 (21.1%) 1 (3.4%)
 Trans Female 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3.4%)
 Trans Male 1 (2.3%) 1 (5.3%) 1 (3.4%)
Diagnosis
 AN restrictive 26 (60.5%) 13 (68.4%) 11 (37.9%)
 AN binge-purge 3 (7.0%) 2 (10.5%) 5 (17.2%)
 ARFID 7 (16.3%) 2 (10.5%) 5 (17.2%)
 Atypical AN 3 (7.0%) 2 (10.5%) 4 (13.8%)
 BN 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3.4%)
 UFED 2 (4.7%) 0 (0%) 3 (10.3%)
 Other 2 (4.7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Medically unstable at assessment 15 (34.9%)aa 15 (78.9%)b 16 (55.2%)c
Inpatient admission within 4 weeks of assessment 18 (41.9%)aa 16 (84.2%)b 18 (62.1%)c
Restriction 42 (97.7%) 19 (100.0%) 28 (96.6%)
Over-exercise 20 (46.5%) 14 (73.7%)a 13 (44.8%)b
Bingeing (last 4 weeks) 3 (7.0%) 3 (15.8%) 6 (20.7%)
Purging (last 4 weeks) 1 (2.3%)aa 2 (10.5%) 8 (27.6%)
  1. Data are expressed as mean (SD) or n (%). AN anorexia nervosa, ARFID avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, BN bulimia nervosa, UFED unspecified feeding and eating disorder
  2. Superscripts denote statistically significant differences at the xp < .10, xxp < .001