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Statistics about Binge eating disorder

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Binge eating disorder:

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Prevalance of Binge eating disorder: 0.7% to 4% of the general population (NWHIC); 2-5% of adults (NIMH); 2% of adults (NIDDK); 2% adults or 1-2 million adults (NWHIC)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 142 or 0.70% or 1.9 million people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Binge eating disorder: About 2 percent of all adults in the United States (as many as 4 million Americans) have binge eating disorder. About 10 to 15 percent of people who are mildly obese and who try to lose weight on their own or through commercial weight-loss programs have binge eating disorder. The disorder is even more common in people who are severely obese. (Source: excerpt from Binge Eating Disorder: NIDDK) ... Binge eating disorder probably affects 2 percent of all adults, or about 1 million to 2 million Americans. (Source: excerpt from Binge Eating Disorder: NWHIC) ... Community surveys have estimated that between 2 percent and 5 percent of Americans experience binge-eating disorder in a 6-month period. (Source: excerpt from Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Binge eating disorder. The term 'prevalence' of Binge eating disorder usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Binge eating disorder at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Binge eating disorder refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Binge eating disorder diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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