The prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa among freshman medical college students in China

Zheng Feng Chen, James E. Mitchell, Kuang Li, Wang Ming Yu, Yang De Lan, Zheng Jun, Zhou Yan Rong, Zhang Zhao Huan, Gregory A. Filice, Claire Pomeroy, Richard L. Pyle

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a questionnaire survey administered to 509 Chinese college freshman (108 males, 401 females), in Chongqing and Shanghai. The response rate was 700%. Questions were constructed to elicit information which would allow identification of those respondents who would meet domestic (Chinese), DSM‐III and DSM‐III‐R requirements for anorexia nervosa and bulimia. 1.1 % of the student population (1.7 % of females) met domestic and DSM‐Ill‐R for bulimia and I .3% of the student population (1.8% of males 1.2% of females) met DSM‐Ill criteria for bulimia; however, none were binge eating and purging on a regular basis and none met diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa. © 1992 by /John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1992

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