General population-based epidemiological study of eating disorders in Norway

Int J Eat Disord. 1995 Sep;18(2):119-26. doi: 10.1002/1098-108x(199509)18:2<119::aid-eat2260180203>3.0.co;2-u.

Abstract

In a questionnaire-based study of eating disorders in a representative sample of the general female population of Norway, the lifetime prevalence of eating disorders was 8.7% with a point prevalence of 3.8%. The lifetime prevalence of binge eating disorder (BED) was 3.2%, bulimia nervosa (BN) 1.6%, and anorexia nervosa (AN) 0.4%. Eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS) had a lifetime prevalence of 3.0%. Point prevalence of BED was 1.5%, BN 0.7%, AN 0.3%, and EDNOS 1.3%.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anorexia Nervosa / diagnosis
  • Anorexia Nervosa / epidemiology
  • Anorexia Nervosa / psychology
  • Bulimia / diagnosis
  • Bulimia / epidemiology
  • Bulimia / psychology
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / diagnosis
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Middle Aged
  • Norway / epidemiology
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Sampling Studies