Facts & Statistics for OSFED & Other Eating Disorders

Below are facts and statistics about OSFED:

  • OSFED affects up to six percent of the population
  • The mortality rate is estimated to be 5.2 percent for unspecified eating disorders
  • Standardized Mortality Ratio (SMR) for OSFED is 1.92 (SMR is a ratio between the observed number of deaths in an study population and the number of deaths would be expected)1
  • Nearly half of OSFED patients have a comorbid mood disorder 2
  • 1 in 10 OSFED patients have a comorbid substance abuse disorder, usually alcohol use 2
  • Body dysmorphic disorder affects men and women almost equally, and approximately one percent of the U.S. population has BDD. (ADAA.org)

ERC provides specialized care for OSFED

The facts and statistics about OSFED reinforce the importance that anyone suffering from one of these disordered behaviors receive care from a specially-trained treatment team. Please call us at 877-825-8584 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an ERC Masters-level clinician who can help you understand your treatment options.


  1. Arcelus, J., Mitchell, A. J., Wales, J., & Nielsen, S. (2011). Mortality rates in patients with anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders: a meta-analysis of 36 studies. Archives of General Psychiatry, 68(7), 724-731.
  2. Ulfvebrand, S., Birgegard, A., Norring, C., Hogdahl, L., & von Hausswolff-Juhlin, Y. (2015). Psychiatric comorbidity in women and men with eating disorders results from a large clinical database. Psychiatry Research, 230(2), 294-299.
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