Eating Disorder Facts

How Many People Suffer from Eating Disorders?

  • 1 out of every 100 young women between ages 10 and 20 are starving (anorexia nervosa).
  • 4 out of every 100 college-aged women have Bulimia.
  • Approximately 50% of people who have been anorexic developed bulimia or bulimic patterns.
  • A recent study reported ion Drugs and Therapy Perspective reports 1% of women in the US have binge eating disorder, as do 30% of women who seek treatment to lose weight.