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Table 1 Participant demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Quality of life as a vulnerability and recovery factor in eating disorders: a community-based study

  Symptomatic (n = 13) Improved (n = 6) P
Demographics
 Age (M, SD) 40.7 (6.0) 39.3 (14.0) .210
 BMI (M, SD) 31.81 (9.78) 27.65 (6.10) .291
Employment, n (%)    .683
 Unemployed/sick 4 (30.8) 1 (16.7)  
 Part-Time Work 2 (15.4) 2 (33.3)  
 Full-Time Work/Study 7 (53.9) 2 (33.3)  
 Childcare - 1 (16.7)  
Education, n (%)    .834
 University 7 (53.9) 4 (66.6)  
 Trade 2 (15.4) -  
 High School 4 (30.8) 2 (33.3)  
Marital Status, n (%)    .732
 Married/Defacto 9 (69.3) 5 (83.4)  
 Divorced 2 (15.4) 1 (16.7)  
 Single 2 (15.4) -  
Children, n (%)    .128
 Has children 8 (61.5) 6 (100.0)  
 No children 5 (38.5) -  
Eating Disorder Symptoms
 EDE-Q Restraint, M (SD) 3.78 (1.35) 1.83 (1.47) .017
 EDE-Q Eating Concern, M (SD) 3.48 (0.75) 0.50 (0.73) < .001
 EDE-Q Weight Concern, M (SD) 4.77 (0.59) 1.93 (0.96) < .001
 EDE-Q Shape Concern, M (SD) 5.12 (0.52) 1.77 (1.23) < .001
 EDE-Q Global, M (SD) 4.29 (0.25) 1.51 (0.93) < .001
 Objective Binge Eating, n (%) 5 (39) 1 (17) .605
 Subjective Binge Eating, n (%) 8 (62) 0 (0) .018
 Purging, n (%) 3 (23) 0 (0) .517
 Driven Exercise, n (%) 3 (23) 2 (33) 1.000
Health-Related Quality of Life
 Physical, M (SD) 32.66 (9.27) 52.27 (6.45) < .001
 Mental, M (SD) 30.41 (7.29) 51.15 (9.14) < .001
Psychological Distress
 K-10, M (SD) 28.46 (7.53) 12.17 (1.94) < .001
  1. Note. n = 1 symptomatic participant with missing BMI and SF-12 data; Objective binge eating, subjective binge eating, and purging defined as > 4 episodes reported over the past 28 days; Driven exercise defined as >20 episodes over the past 28 days