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Table 1 Descriptive features of the sample (N = 52)

From: Predictors of orthorexic behaviours in patients with eating disorders: a preliminary study

  N (%)
Diagnosis
 Anorexia nervosa 12 (23 %)
 Bulimia nervosa 40 (77 %)
Nutritional status
 Severe thinness (BMI < 16) 1 (1.9 %)
 Moderate thinness (16 < BMI < 16.99) 4 (7.7 %)
 Mild thinness (17 < BMI < 18.49) 7 (13.5 %)
 Normal weight (18.5 < BMI < 24.99) 40 (76.9 %)
Weighing oneself every day
 Yes 6 (11.5 %)
 No 46 (88.5 %)
Body satisfaction
 Yes 8 (15.4 %)
 No 44 (84.6 %)
Intentional weight loss*
 Dieting 26 (50.0 %)
 Physical exercise 23 (44.2 %)
 Using laxatives 7 (13.5 %)
 Vomiting 10 (19.2 %)
 Starvation 12 (23.1 %)
  1. *For intentional weight loss, the numbers and % in the table refer to participants responding yes