Eating disorders in black and white young women

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Epidemiological studies of eating disorders in the United States have focused on white women and girls, and the prevalence of eating disorders in ethnic minority groups is unknown. This study examined the prevalence of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder in a geographically and economically diverse community sample of young white and black women who previously participated in the 10-year National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Growth and Health Study.


Copyright 2003 American Psychiatric Publishing, American Journal of Psychiatry

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American Journal of Psychiatry

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Striegel-Moore, R. H., Dohm, F. A., Kraemer, H. C., Taylor, C. B., Daniels, S., Crawford, P. B., & Schreiber, G. (2003). Eating disorders in black and white young women. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160(7), 1326-1331.



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