Number of adults with eating disorders in the U.S. by metropolitan status 2008-2012

This statistic displays the number of adults aged 18 and over with an eating disorder in the United States in the period 2008-2012, by metropolitan status. During this time, some 27,000 adults living in small metropolitan areas had bulimia nervosa.

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

Metropolitan statusLarge metropolitanSmall metropolitanNon-metropolitan
Anorexia nervosa*-58
Bulimia Nervosa26275
One of more eating disorders263213
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Source

Release date

October 2014

Region

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.
Large metro areas have a total population of 1 million or more. Small metro areas have a total population of fewer than 1 million. Nonmetropolitan areas include counties in micropolitan statistical areas and counties outside of both metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas.

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