Eating disorders are more prevalent than you may realize
The latest statistics indicate that more than 30 million people in the U.S. will suffer from an eating disorder, and 10 million of those individuals are men.
significant facts and statistics about eating disorders
13 percent of women
13 percent of women over the age of 50 have symptoms of an eating disorder.
Children admitted rose 119%
The rate of children under 12 being admitted to a hospital for eating disorders rose 119 percent in less than a decade.
Highest mortality rate
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, with nearly 1 person dying every hour as a direct result of an eating disorder.
Sufferers aren't always underweight
About 35 percent of binge eating disorder and 30 percent of bulimia patients are medically obese.
3rd most chronic illness
Anorexia is the 3rd most common chronic illness among adolescents, after asthma and obesity.
Recovery is possible
The facts about eating disorders are sobering, but here’s the good news: statistics also show that up to 80 percent of patients who receive and complete eating disorder treatment will recover or improve significantly.
To learn more about your treatment options, please call us at 877-825-8584 to schedule a free confidential consultation with an Eating Recovery Center Masters-level clinician. We’re here to help you along the path to a full and lasting recovery.