Number of People With Eating Disorders in America

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How many people with eating disorders are there in America?

About 13,291,861.

There are about 13,291,861 Americans suffering from at least one eating disorder. This is based on a study titled ‘Å“The Prevalence and Correlates of Eating Disorders’¦’ by Hudson et al. published in February 1, 2007 in Biological Psychiatry , extrapolated with 2008 U.S. population data from the 2010 Statistical Abstract. 68% of Americans with eating disorders are female, and 63% of cases are binge eating disorders.

 

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