Eating disorders cause immeasurable suffering for individuals and their families. Eating disorders have reached epidemic levels in America-- all segments of society are affected: men and women, young and old, rich and poor, all minorities, all socio-economic levels Seven million women. One million men. AGE AT ONSET OF ILLNESS: 86% report onset of illness by the age of 20*. 10% report onset at 10 years or younger 33% report onset between ages of 11-15 43% report onset between ages of 16-20. DURATION OF ILLNESS/MORTALITY: 77% report duration from one to fifteen years* 30% report duration from one to five years. 31% report duration from six to ten years. 16% report duration from eleven to fifteen years It is estimated that six percent of serious cases die. Only 50% report being cured NOTE: In 2006 it is noted that a higher rate of individuals with eating disorders are cured. Like alcoholics being persuaded to take that next drink, individuals with eating disorders must always watch for the signs of fading into another onslaught of poor eating habits. The corrects stats are not available because many Anorexics refuse help (they honestly feel they are still too fat and it's also used as a control mechanism unbeknownst to them because they are unhappy in their lives) and many will refuse counseling, while others realizing there could be something wrong find it difficult to retrain their brain to realize they need to eat to live. There is a high rate of suicide and deaths in Anorexics. It's a living nightmare. If they don't seek help their body will begin to feed off itself, their organs will shut-down and they are at high risk for heart attacks and death is a certainty. Scientific proof has not totally been established whether this is a glitch in the person's brain (like other psychological diseases) and can't be helped, or it's learned behavior from all the Anorexic models and actors out there. Although Anorexia hits more women than men, men are certainly included in this. More and more actors are coming "out of the closet" and want help and getting it. It is possible, if the Anorexic realizes that they do have a problem to get help, become well and live a healthy life-style, but, it's true, like an alcoholic that can't have that first drink after sobriety, the Anorexic must always be cautious they don't fall through the cracks of the Anorexic world. Thinking back when I grew up in the 40s and 50s you never saw Anorexic girls. Yes, some may be thinner than others, but it was genetic and they ate well. I blame the advertising world, movie industry and diet companies for portraying what the #10 gal should look like. There is so much peer pressure on the teens out there that they will try many stupid concoctions to look better be it their weight, facial features or body builds. If you are OK on the inside and psychologically fit, then the rest is just packaging and confidence of oneself comes from the inside. We can't all be one of the beautiful people and if one was smart they would know that beauty fades fast and we need to work on our inner selves. More and more celebrities are coming out and admitting Anorexia and Bulimia and hoping to help other young people realize what they are doing to their bodies. Thin IS NOT in! Even the modeling world is getting the heat and "full-figured" women such as the likes of Marilyn Munroe are coming back into play. If you ask a young man they generally prefer women with a little meat on their bones. Young men could help more as well by telling a friend or girlfriend they are not looking good when they are too thin. I would think coming from a young man is more important than coming from an adult (after all, teens think we adults know diddly anyway.)
About 1 in every 250 people is predicted to suffer from anorexia.
Roughly 8 million people in the United States suffer from anorexia, or anorexia-like eating disorders.
1 out of every 250 people has anorexia. (girls to boys is 9 : 1) In the US, that is about 8 million people.
I have heard about 1% of the total population.
Roughly 1 in every 200 people in the United States has anorexia. The estimated population of the US (July 2008) was just over 300 million. So that's about 1.5 million people or so who have at least some form of anorexia.
4 million people
About 100,00 people in the United States suffer from this disease
About 8 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. (7 million women to 1 million men.) The estimated population in the United States (as of July 2008) is just over 300 million. So that's about 2.7%.
Going on a diet has nothing to do with it. Anorexia is an emotional/mental illness. People afflicted with it see themselves as fat - even if they look skeletal to the rest of us, their mirror tells them they are fat. It's a terrible illness, and not easy to treat.
The AAFA estimates 1 in 5 Americans suffer from allergies. This translates to about 50 million people.
around two million
An estimated 9 million women and 1 million men in the US have anorexia or anorexic-like tendencies.
In the United States, at least 1,000 people die each year from anorexia (not including other eating disorders). over 5 million people, men and women, suffer from anorexia alone. these numbers aren't counting other countries, but im sure the number would increase 10 fold. however, the united states houses the most eating disordered people (europe is close behind, along with australia), so the US can always be sure it'll win that competition.
1 in every 250, roughly.
Anorexia effects both genders. However, 90% of women are targeted with the illness. So this means for every 200 women, 1 in 6 are anorexic and unfortunately up to 20% of these women will die of this disorder. 2 -3% get treatment, nevertheless, they still die from anorexia. In the United States 3% of all young women and girls are anorexic and 3-4% of women in the US suffer from bulimia. Overall, in the Us 24 million either binge eat, are bulimic or are anorexic. 86% of people who suffer from anorexia were effected by the disease before the age of 20.Click on the links below to see more information.
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An estimated 1 million men.
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Currently, anorexia is a dangerous disroder that affects an estimated 1 in every 250 people. It causes a lot of social distress, and can be extremely dangerous to an individual.
Roughly 1 out of every 250 people is anorexic, or has anorexic-like tendencies when it comes to food.