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Table 3 Comparison of studies assessing the prevalence of BDD

From: Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Gender differences and prevalence in a Pakistani medical student population

AUTHOR POPULATION DETAILS PREVALENCE OF BDD
STUDENT SAMPLES   
Bohne A et al. [11] German college students (n = 133, 73.7% females, mean age = 22) 5.3%
Bohne A et al. [12] American college students (n = 101, 82.2% females, mean age = 21) 4%
Cansever A et al. [10] Turkish college students (n = 420, 100% females, mean age = 19) 4.8%
Biby et al. [23] Undergraduate students (n = 102, 76.5% female) 13%
Sarwer et al. [43] American college students (n = 559, 100% females) 2.5%
Taqui A M et al. (present study) Pakistani medical college students (n = 156, 57.1% females, mean age = 21) 5.8%
COMMUNITY/POPULATION BASED SAMPLES   
Otto M et al. [13] Boston community sample (n = 976, 100% female, age = 36–44) 0.7%
Faravelli C et al. [31] Italian community sample (n = 673, 100% female) 0.7%
Rief W et al. [44] German population based survey (age 14–99) 1.7%