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Number of People With Eating Disorders in America

How many people with eating disorders are there in America?

About 13,291,861.

There are about 13,291,861 Americans suffering from at least one eating disorder. This is based on a study titled ‘Å“The Prevalence and Correlates of Eating Disorders’¦’ by Hudson et al. published in February 1, 2007 in Biological Psychiatry , extrapolated with 2008 U.S. population data from the 2010 Statistical Abstract. 68% of Americans with eating disorders are female, and 63% of cases are binge eating disorders.

This fact is verified on : March 20, 2010.

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