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Bulimia Nervosa Statistics

(Also Known As: Bulimia Statistics, Bulimic Statistics, Eating Disorder Statistics, Binge-Purge Disorder Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Statistics on Bulimia Nervosa

  • 24 million Americans have eating disorders and about 70 million of the total population in the world has the disorder. 8
  • 10% to 15% of the population affected by anorexia or bulimia is males. 9
  • About 1.1 % to 4.2 % of females suffer from bulimia nervosa in their lifetime.10
  • About 19% of college women in the US are affected with bulimia nervosa.11
  • Bulimia usually affects people who are engaged with activities like gymnastic, wrestling, dancing, horse jockey, football, and running.
  • 2% to 5% of the general population in the US experience binge eating disorder. 12
  • The most common behavior that will lead to an eating disorder is dieting.13
  • Studies show that 10% of adolescent girls and 3% of adolescent boys do binge eating and purging at least once weekly. 14

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Related Conditions

Anorexia Nervosa – Starvation, Over-Exercise, Laxatives, Diuretics, Warped Body Image
Anxiety Disorder NOS – Pathological Fears, Irrational Anxiousness, Stress, Phobias
Binge Eating Disorder – Eating Unusual Amount of Food, Depression, Anxiety, Guilty
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Anxiety, Obsessive, Compulsive Behavior Hidden to Others, Anxiety, Paranoid
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Nightmares, Insomnia, Sexual Abuse, Irritation, Social Impairment, Problems with Memory and Concentration, Intrusive Memories, Hyper-Vigilance