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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants (n = 78) with eating disorders

From: Using the mood disorder questionnaire and bipolar spectrum diagnostic scale to detect bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder among eating disorder patients

  Mean (SD) or N (%)
Age, years 29.5 (7.4)
Education, years 13.8 (2.4)
Marital status, single 58 (74%)
Occupational status  
Unemployed 37 (47%)
Part-time worker (or student) 16 (21%)
Full-time worker (or student) 25 (32%)
Age at onset of eating disorder 19.1 (4.8)
Body mass index 17.3 (4.4)
Subtype of eating disorder  
Anorexia nervosa restricting type 11 (14%)
Anorexia nervosa binge-eating purging subtype 24 (31%)
Bulimia nervosa purging subtype 27 (35%)
Restricting EDNOS 2 (3%)
Binge-eating / purging EDNOS 14 (18%)
Frequency of binge eating (episodes/week) 4.6 (4.6)
Frequency of vomiting (episodes/week) 4.9 (4.2)
History of major depressive episode(s) 55 (71%)
 Age at onset, years 20.5 (4.8)
History of manic episode(s) 0 (0%)
History of hypomanic episode(s) 15 (19%)
Age at onset, years 23.1 (5.6)
Borderline personality disorder 12 (15%)
Histrionic personality disorder 23 (30%)
BSDS total score 9.2 (6.2)
BSDS≥13 22 (28%)
BSDS≥11 31 (40%)
MDQ≥7 with moderate functional impairment 15 (19%)
MDQ≥5 with minor functional impairment 30 (39%)
  1. MDQ: Mood Disorder Questionnaire, BSDS: Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale, EDNOS: Eating disorder not otherwise specified.