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Statistics by Country for Eating disorders

Prevalance of Eating disorders:

5 million women (NWHIC); 1-4% of young women

Prevalance Rate for Eating disorders:

approx 1 in 54 or 1.84% or 5 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Eating disorders 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 Eating disorders to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Eating disorders 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 Eating disorders in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Eating disorders in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 5,398,077 293,655,4051
Canada 597,571 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 1,929,404 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Eating disorders in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 5,017 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 262,510 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 98,524 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Eating disorders in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 71,653 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Eating disorders in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 3,384,211 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 290,881 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 777,771 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 113,811 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 506,329 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 459,878 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Eating disorders in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 99,510 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 95,854 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 5,403 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 165,191 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Eating disorders in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 1,107,917 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 190,225 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 1,110,739 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 72,969 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 8,505 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 593 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 299,966 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 1,107,917 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 53,639 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Eating disorders in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 150,271 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 22,907 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 1,515,158 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 184,418 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 614 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 710,043 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 99,697 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 36,975 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 136,964 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Eating disorders in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 189,531 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 24,662 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 42,395 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 66,321 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 2,646,581 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 877,427 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Eating disorders in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 144,639 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 86,284 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 193,458 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 740,455 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Eating disorders in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 195,726 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 1,067,233 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Eating disorders in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 65,161 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7,492 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 138,198 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 82,663 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 37,501 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 410,947 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 199,005 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Eating disorders in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 50,575 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Eating disorders in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 278,376 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 128,888 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 485,485 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Eating disorders in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 23,875,874 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 126,013 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 2,340,680 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 8,185 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 417,234 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 886,649 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 418,195 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Eating disorders in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 1,266,432 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Eating disorders in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 524,148 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 2,598,170 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 40,175 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 19,578,503 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 2,926,403 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 365,903 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Eating disorders in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 18,736 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 4,383,326 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 111,546 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 432,398 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 1,585,325 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 80,034 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 1,192,380 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 1,519,536 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Eating disorders in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 24,356 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 1,240,867 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 466,446 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 113,952 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 103,147 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 41,499 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 69,434 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 474,190 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 331,192 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 46,395 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 42,485 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 368,104 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Eating disorders in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 1,399,217 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 103,521 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 719,635 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Eating disorders in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 55,111 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 381,563 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 62,327 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 208,833 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 326,293 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 199,487 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 108,159 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Eating disorders in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 68,795 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 175,340 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 1,072,004 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 151,446 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Eating disorders in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 1,311,334 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 606,288 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 152,658 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 663,066 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 485,115 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Eating disorders in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 201,811 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 30,132 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 817,067 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 21,493 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 202,678 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 67,497 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Eating disorders in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 366,050 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 73,415 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 99,637 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Eating disorders:

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 Eating disorders 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 Eating disorders 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 Eating disorders 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 Eating disorders:

The word 'prevalence' of Eating disorders usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Eating disorders at any given time (i.e. people with Eating disorders). The term 'incidence' of Eating disorders means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Eating disorders diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Eating disorders). 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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