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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for individuals with and without lifetime EDs (overall ED and split by subtype)

From: Stressful life events among individuals with a history of eating disorders: a case-control comparison

Lifetime ED status Any ED
(n = 495)
AN-R
(n = 65)
AN-BP
(n = 114)
BN/BED
(n = 180)
AN/BN/BED
(n = 133)
No ED (control)
(n = 395)
M (SD) Range M (SD) Range M (SD) Range M (SD) Range M (SD) Range M (SD) Range
Age (years) 29.08 (9.76) 16–69 27.20 (9.19) 16–58 27.49 (9.82) 16–66 30.46 (9.71) 16–65 29.70 (9.93) 16–69 30.16 (11.66) 16–78
EDE-Q global score 3.32 (1.54) 0–6 2.62 (1.40) 0–5.37 3.50 (1.69) 0.14–5.9 3.19 (1.36) 0.18–6 3.68 (1.59) 0–6 1.28 (1.26) 0–5.72
Current BMI 23.85 (7.29) 12.42–58.59 19.97 (2.68) 14.77–32.33 19.78 (3.55) 12.42–38.62 29.45 (8.29) 18.44–58.59 21.51 (4.46) 12.98–46.48 23.94 (4.41) 16.04–48.67
ED onset age (years) 15.09 (4.58) 4–50 15.75 (3.41) 6–26 15.39 (4.92) 8–50 14.76 (4.66) 4–35 15.01 (4.28) 6–49
Number of SLEs (0–12) 2.59 (2.31) 0–12 1.74 (2.22) 0–8 2.60 (2.40) 0–12 2.74 (2.26) 0–11 2.85 (2.28) 0–9 1.56 (1.87) 0–11
  1. Abbreviations: AN anorexia nervosa (AN-R = restricting subtype, AN-BP = binge-eating/purging subtype), BED binge-eating disorder, BMI body mass index, BN bulimia nervosa, ED eating disorder, EDE-Q Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire, SLE = stressful life events