Determination of Eating Disorders Among Young Adults
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 2694-2698
AbstractBackground: To determine eating disorders among young adults.
Materials and Methods: Three hundred ten school students of both genders were included in the study. BMI of all subjects was recorded. Eating concern score, weight concern score and shape concern score were recorded.
Results: Out of 310 subjects, males were 140 and females were 170. Age group was 18-21 years comprises of 120, 22-25 years had 100, 26-29 years in 60 and >30 years in 30 subjects. BMI was normal in 130, underweight in 120, overweight in 25 and obese in 35. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The mean weight concern score was 2.63, mean eating concern score was 1.34 and shape concern score was 3.11.
Conclusion: It was observed in the study that most of the students were underweight and had eating disorders.
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