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Statistics by Country for Bulimia nervosa

Prevalance of Bulimia nervosa:

estimated 1.1 to 4.2 percent of females (NIMH); 2-3% of young women (NWHIC)

Prevalance Rate for Bulimia nervosa:

approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Bulimia nervosa to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Bulimia nervosa to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Bulimia nervosa are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Bulimia nervosa in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Bulimia nervosa in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 1,615,104 293,655,4051
Canada 178,793 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 577,277 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Bulimia nervosa in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 1,501 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 78,543 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 29,478 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Bulimia nervosa in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 21,438 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Bulimia nervosa in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 1,012,556 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 87,031 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 232,709 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 34,052 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 151,493 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 137,595 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Bulimia nervosa in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 29,773 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 28,679 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 1,616 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 49,425 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Bulimia nervosa in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 331,488 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 56,915 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 332,333 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 21,832 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 2,544 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 177 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 89,750 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 331,488 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 16,049 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Bulimia nervosa in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 44,961 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 6,853 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 453,335 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 55,178 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 183 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 212,444 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 29,829 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 11,063 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 40,979 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Bulimia nervosa in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 56,707 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 7,379 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 12,684 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 19,843 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 791,857 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 262,526 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Bulimia nervosa in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 43,276 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 25,816 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 57,882 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 221,544 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Bulimia nervosa in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 58,561 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 319,316 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Bulimia nervosa in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 19,496 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,241 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 41,348 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 24,732 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 11,220 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 122,955 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 59,542 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Bulimia nervosa in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 15,132 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Bulimia nervosa in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 83,290 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 38,563 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 145,257 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Bulimia nervosa in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 7,143,662 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 37,703 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 700,331 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 2,449 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 124,836 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 265,285 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 125,124 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Bulimia nervosa in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 378,916 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Bulimia nervosa in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 156,825 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 777,372 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 12,020 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 5,857,888 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 875,579 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 109,478 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Bulimia nervosa in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 5,605 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 1,311,491 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 33,374 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 129,373 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 474,329 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 23,946 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 356,760 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 454,645 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Bulimia nervosa in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 7,287 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 371,267 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 139,560 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 34,094 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 30,861 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 12,416 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 20,774 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 141,877 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 99,092 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 13,881 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 12,711 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 110,136 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Bulimia nervosa in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 418,645 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 30,973 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 215,314 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Bulimia nervosa in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 16,489 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 114,163 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 18,648 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 62,482 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 97,626 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 59,686 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 32,361 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Bulimia nervosa in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 20,583 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 52,461 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 320,743 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 45,312 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Bulimia nervosa in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 392,351 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 181,401 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 45,675 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 198,389 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 145,146 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Bulimia nervosa in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 60,382 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 9,015 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 244,466 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 6,430 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 60,641 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 20,195 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Bulimia nervosa in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 109,522 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 21,965 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 29,811 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Bulimia nervosa:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Bulimia nervosa are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Bulimia nervosa statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Bulimia nervosa in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Bulimia nervosa:

The word 'prevalence' of Bulimia nervosa usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Bulimia nervosa at any given time (i.e. people with Bulimia nervosa). The term 'incidence' of Bulimia nervosa means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Bulimia nervosa diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Bulimia nervosa). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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.

1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

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