Number of adults with eating disorders in the United States by age group 2008-2012

This statistic depicts the number of adults with an eating disorder in the United States in the period 2008-2012, by age group. During this time, some 15,000 adults between the age 18 and 25 years had bulimia nervosa.

Number of adults with eating disorders in the U.S. in 2008-2012, by age group

18-25 years26-49 years50+ years
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Release date

October 2014


United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2012

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Disorder present within the past year.
* No data = low precision; no estimate reported.

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