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Eating disorders in adolescence in a Swiss epidemiological study

Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph and Winkler, C. and Meier, M.. (1997) Eating disorders in adolescence in a Swiss epidemiological study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 22 (2). pp. 147-151.

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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A5838948

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This is a study of prevalence rates for anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) in an epidemiological sample of Swiss adolescents. METHOD: A two-stage approach was used which involved the screening of a large sample of adolescents aged 14-17 and subsequent interviews of screen-positive and control subjects. RESULTS: The prevalence rates for adolescent girls were 0.7% for AN and 0.5% for BN. DISCUSSION: Full clinical syndromes of AN and BN in adolescents are by far less frequent than individual symptoms of eating disorders. There is more cross-cultural variation for prevalence rates in BN than in AN.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Schneider)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0276-3478
e-ISSN:1098-108X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:08 Jun 2012 06:43

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