The prevalence of frequent binge eating and bulimia in a nonclinical college sample

M. A. Katzman, S. A. Wolchik, Sharlene Wolchik

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Abstract

This study examined the prevalence of bulimia and frequent binge eating in female college students. Additionally, sex differences in binge eating and in labeling one's behavior as binge eating were assessed. All students in an introductory psychology course, 485 women and 327 men, were subjects. Of all students, 49% reported binge eating. Significantly more women than men reported binge eating and labeled their behavior as such. While 56% of the women reported binge eating, only 7.2% reported eight or more episodes per month. Approximately 4% of the women sampled fulfilled operationalized DSM-III criteria for bulimia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984

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The prevalence of frequent binge eating and bulimia in a nonclinical college sample. / Katzman, M. A.; Wolchik, S. A.; Wolchik, Sharlene.

In: International Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1984, p. 53-62.

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