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This paper reports young adolescent female norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q). The standardization sample was comprised of 808 girls aged between 12 and 14 years from three single-sex schools (one private and two state schools). Means, standard deviations and percentile ranks for raw EDE-Q subscale scores are presented. Prevalence figures for key eating disorder behaviors over the previous two weeks were as follows: 4% self-induced vomiting; 1% laxative misuse; 0.4% diuretic misuse; and 8% regular binge eating.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Behav Res Ther

Publication Date

05/2001

Volume

39

Pages

625 - 632

Keywords

Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Body Image, Canada, Child, Feeding Behavior, Feeding and Eating Disorders, Female, Humans, Prevalence, Reference Values, Surveys and Questionnaires, United Kingdom