Eating disorders in the United Kingdom

Statistics report on eating disorders in the United Kingdom

Eating disorders in the United Kingdom

This report includes a range of statistics on eating disorders in the United Kingdom (UK). Included are chapters on hospital admissions for eating disorders and eating disorders among children, teens, and young adults, who are consistently the most affected.

Table of contents

Overview

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  • Basic Statistic Share of the population with an eating disorder worldwide from 1990 to 2019
  • Premium Statistic Share of the population with an eating disorder worldwide 1990-2019, by gender
  • Basic Statistic Deaths from eating disorders worldwide from 1990 to 2019

Hospital admissions for eating disorders

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  • Premium Statistic England: primary diagnoses of eating disorders 2022/23, by type and gender
  • Basic Statistic Hospital admissions with a diagnosis of an eating disorder in England 2019/21, by age
  • Premium Statistic England: hospital admissions with an eating disorder diagnosis 2022/23, by age
  • Premium Statistic Hospital admissions with a diagnosis of an eating disorder in England 2021, by gender
  • Premium Statistic England: cases of anorexia nervosa 2022/23, by age
  • Premium Statistic England: cases of bulimia nervosa 2022/23, by age

Eating disorders among children, teens, and young adults

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  • Premium Statistic Likelihood of eating disorders among young people in England in 2023, by age
  • Premium Statistic Share of young population with anorexia nervosa in England in 2023, by age and gender
  • Premium Statistic Share of young population with bulimia nervosa in England in 2023, by age and gender
  • Premium Statistic Share of young population with eating disorder in England in 2023, by age and gender
  • Premium Statistic Share of young people in England aged 11 to 16 years in 2017-23 by eating disorder
  • Premium Statistic Share of young people in England aged 17 to 19 years in 2017-23, by eating disorder
  • Premium Statistic Children with unhealthy weight in Scotland 2022, by gender and age
  • Premium Statistic Children with an underweight body mass index in Scotland 2022, by gender and age

Obesity

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  • Basic Statistic Obesity prevalence in England 2000-2021, by gender
  • Basic Statistic England: prevalence of adults who were obese 2021, by gender and region
  • Premium Statistic Obese adults in Scotland 2020, by gender and age
  • Basic Statistic Individuals with a longstanding illness in England 2021 by gender and BMI

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