The influence of school on whether girls develop eating disorders
De Stavola, Bianca
Feeding and Eating Disorders/epidemiology/psychology
Income/statistics & numerical data
Surveys and Questionnaires
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AbstractClinical anecdote suggests that rates of eating disorders (ED) vary between schools. Given their high prevalence and mortality, understanding risk factors is important. We hypothesised that rates of ED would vary between schools, and that school proportion of female students and proportion of parents with post-high school education would be associated with ED, after accounting for individual characteristics.