This is a study of prevalence rates for anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) in an epidemiological sample of Swiss adolescents.
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.
The prevalence rates for adolescent girls were 0.7% for AN and 0.5% for BN.
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.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anorexie mentale, Boulimie, Trouble comportement alimentaire, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Suisse, Europe, Facteur risque, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Eating disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Switzerland, Europe, Risk factor, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0435182
Code Inist : 002B18C01A. Création : 19/12/1997.