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Disordered eating among Australian adolescents: Prevalence, functioning, and help received

Sparti, Claudia; Santomauro, Damian; Cruwys, Tegan; Burgess, Philip M.; Harris, Meredith


Objective To estimate the prevalence of disordered eating (DE) among Australian adolescents and examine associations with clinical mental health problems, problems with functioning, and help received. Method We analyzed data from the Young Minds Matter survey (n = 2,298, 13–17 years). We derived an index of DE severity with four levels: (1) no DE; (2) subclinical DE; (3) suspected eating disorder; and (4) lifetime eating disorder diagnosis. Results In 2013–2014, 31.6% (95%CI 35.5–39.9)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-02-07
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders
DOI: 10.1002/eat.23032


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