eating disorder statistics

Eating Disorder Statistics

Eating Disorder Statistics Data
Total number of Americans with an eating disorder 8 Million
Women with an eating disorder 7 Million
Men with an eating disorder 1 Million
Percent of women who suffer from anorexia 2%
Percent of women who suffer from bulimia 2.50%
Percent of American’s who personally know someone with an eating disorder 50%
Percent of people with anorexia or bulimia that are males 10-15 %
Eating Disorder Mortality Rates  
Percent of anorexics that die within 10 years after contracting the disease 5 – 10 %
Percent of anorexics that die within 20 years after contracting the disease 18 – 20 %
Percent of anorexics who will fully recover 30 – 40 %
Eating Disorder Treatment Data
Percent of people with eating disorders that receive treatment 10%
Average cost of eating disorder treatment per day $1,250
Adolescent Eating Disorder Statistics  
Percent of those with eating disorders that are between the ages of 12 and 25 95%
Percent of girls between the ages of 11 and 13 who see themselves as overweight 50%
The following data was collected from 185 female students on a college campus
Percent who felt pressure to be a certain weight 58%
Percent who dieted for weight loss 83%
Percent of those surveyed who were of normal weight 36.50%
Dieting Perception Statistics  
Percent of 1st – 3rd grade girls who want to be thinner 42%
Percent of 10 year olds who are afraid of being fat 80%
Percent of all dieters who will regain their lost weight in 1-5 years 95%
Annual amount spent on dieting and diet-related products each year $40 Billion
Statistic & Data References
Sources: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Collins, M.E. (1991). Body figure perceptions and preferences among pre-adolescent children
Date research was conducted: October 1st, 2015