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Table 3 Descriptives and age of stressful life events for individuals with lifetime eating disorders and controls

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

SLE type An-R (n = 65) AN-BP (n = 114) BN/BED (n = 180) AN/BN/BED (n = 133) No ED (n = 395)
n % Ageb (years)
M (SD)
n % Ageb (years)
M (SD)
n % Ageb (years)
M (SD)
n % Ageb (years)
M (SD)
n % Ageb (years)
M (SD)
Any SLEa 43 66.2 11.4 (7.5) 91 79.8 10.7 (6.5) 153 85 11.5 (7.1) 115 86.5 10.4 (6.7) 255 64.6 14.7 (10.6)
Disease 7 10.8 27.9 (16) 18 15.8 17.4 (9.9) 15 8.3 17.6 (15.4) 23 17.3 21.1 (11.2) 30 7.6 27.1 (19.3)
Accident 2 3.1 24 (0) 7 6.1 23.3 (10.6) 13 7.2 13.3 (5.4) 9 6.8 19.6 (7.4) 30 7.6 20.4 (14.2)
Assault 3 4.6 7.5 (3.5) 11 9.6 18.7 (9.8) 21 11.7 18.7 (7.1) 19 14.3 18.8 (7.0) 24 6.1 20.4 (7.9)
Bereavement 5 7.7 13.4 (8.9) 27 23.7 18.3 (8.5) 40 22.2 16.8 (7) 25 18.8 21.4 (9.3) 51 12.9 19 (9.66)
Rape 8 12.3 17.3 (10.7) 33 28.9 12.8 (5.9) 57 31.7 15.1 (5.1) 39 29.3 12.3 (6.2) 56 14.2 16.3 (6)
Other sexual assault 17 26.2 14.3 (7.8) 41 36 13.2 (5.6) 59 32.8 13.3 (6.1) 47 35.3 13.2 (5.7) 72 18.2 15.7 (6.8)
Childhood physical abuse 9 13.8 8 (5.3) 22 19.3 7.3 (4.5) 43 23.9 8.4 (3.9) 29 21.8 7.2 (5.0) 62 15.7 8.1 (4.3)
Adulthood physical abuse 7 10.8 19 (8.1) 14 12.3 22.4 (6.3) 31 17.2 20.4 (6.8) 18 13.5 21.8 (2.3) 24 6.1 21.8 (5.7)
Emotional abuse 15 23.1 8.1 (5.4) 43 37.7 10.1 (6.6) 80 44.4 11.9 (6.6) 60 45.1 20.2 (8.2) 79 20 13.3 (8.8)
Threatened 2 3.1 18.5 (14.9) 8 7.0 16.8 (5.1) 12 6.7 13.8 (7.7) 12 9.0 14.4 (8.8) 24 6.1 20.3 (8.8)
Witnessed a traumatic event 5 7.7 10 (3.5) 17 14.9 13.1 (7.9) 17 9.4 12.9 (7.6) 18 13.5 17.1 (13.3) 31 7.8 15.6 (8.7)
Other 33 50.8 13.2 (6.6) 55 48.2 13.3 (7.2) 105 58.3 15.7 (8.6) 80 60.2 13.8 (8.3) 132 33.4 18.9 (12.0)
  1. Abbreviations: AN anorexia nervosa (AN-R = restricting subtype, AN-BP = binge-eating/purging subtype), BED binge-eating disorder, BN bulimia nervosa, ED eating disorder, SLE stressful life event
  2. a“Any SLE” measures all individuals reporting at least one of the listed SLE types
  3. bAge at which the SLE occurred