Prevalence of bulimic behaviors and bulimia among a sample of the general population.
Data are presented on the prevalence of bulimic symptoms and bulimia among a sample of adults residing in north-central Florida (n=2,075).
The data were gathered between 1984 and 1986.
The sample included 1,736 whites and 339 blacks, of whom 1,040 were females and 1,035 were males.
A current diagnosis of bulimia was made using the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Third Edition (DSM-111), of the American Psychiatric Association.
Females had significantly higher rates than did males on nine of the 10 bulimic symptoms.
Blacks had symptom rates equal to or greater than whites on eight of the 10 items, and those in the lowest socioeconomic groups (SES) had rates greater than those in the highest SES group on nine of the 10 symptoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Boulimie, Race, Statut socioéconomique, Trouble comportement alimentaire, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Age, Homme, Diagnostic, Floride, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bulimia, Race, Socioeconomic status, Alimentary behavior disturbance, Epidemiology, Sex, Age, Human, Diagnosis, Florida, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0417981
Code Inist : 002B18D01. Création : 199406.