QUOTE: Don't let the number on the scale or the number on the measure tape describe you.
- An estimated 1.4 to 4.2% of women have bulimia nervosa in their lifetime.
- Women are 3 times as likely as men to have bulimia
- About half of those who have had anorexia develop bulimic patterns.
- The incidence of bulimia in 10-39 year old women tripled between 1988 and 1993
- The average age of onset for bulimia nervosa is 20 years old.
- 25% of college age women use bingeing and purging for weight management.
- The mortality rate for bulimia nervosa is roughly 3.9%
- 81% of 10 years olds are afraid of being fat
- Only 6% of people with bulimia receive mental health care.
- It's rooted in compulsive habits.
- Bulimia is a mental disorder.
- Societal pressure can be a cause.
- Bulimia may be genetic.
- It affects men, too.
- People with bulimia can have normal body weights.