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Table 3 Health-related quality of life associated with eating disorder behaviors according to year, sex, age, residency, and household income

From: The changing demographic profile of eating disorder behaviors in the community

  Sex Age in years Residency Household income
  Male Female 15 – 24 25 - 44 ≥ 45 Metro Regional < Median > Median
1998 – PCS scores, M ( SD )        
Objective binge eating 49.39 (11.89) 45.05 (14.08) 51.33 (10.53) 46.54 (12.98) 37.42 (15.57) 45.67 (13.47) 40.95 (17.10) 40.88 (14.63) 49.59 (11.24)
Extreme dieting 48.64 (9.12) 47.23 (9.65) 50.91 (8.78) 49.20 (9.24) 40.64 (13.19) 48.99 (9.96) 44.08 (12.27) 51.53 (11.42) 47.05 (7.01)
Purging 42.39 (12.84) 48.61 (8.14) 47.53 (10.42) 51.38 (8.40) 38.93 (13.12) 49.91 (9.95) 44.15 (9.80) 46.07 (11.09) 48.32 (7.24)
2008 – PCS scores, M ( SD )        
Objective binge eating 49.39 (11.89) 45.05 (14.08) 51.53 (6.41) 48.18 (7.74) 44.00 (11.13) 48.42 (8.70) 43.52 (11.00) 46.02 (9.97) 49.00 (8.52)
Extreme dieting 48.33 (10.21) 48.40 (9.59) 49.93 (7.01) 51.60 (8.24) 42.37 (11.82) 48.79 (9.70) 47.78 (11.35) 46.71 (11.10) 50.05 (8.30)
Purging 48.22 (10.50) 46.71 (7.87) 50.46 (8.80) 47.08 (10.03) 46.54 (9.54) 46.91 (8.66) 48.25 (12.40) 47.78 (8.75) 51.34 (4.82)
1998 – MCS scores, M ( SD )        
Objective binge eating 46.35 (13.67) 38.87 (14.42) 36.21 (11.37) 40.27 (12.97) 39.18 (16.83) 38.55 (13.36) 42.51 (15.98) 39.96 (12.18) 44.50 (15.36)
Extreme dieting 51.84 (5.34) 45.00 (12.18) 47.71 (9.53) 43.87 (14.61) 42.23 (10.96) 44.63 (13.01) 44.62 (11.05) 42.40 (12.85) 46.78 (11.93)
Purging 48.52 (12.24) 48.55 (11.92) 40.36 (13.33) 46.65 (12.49) 52.34 (16.07) 44.24 (12.93) 47.86 (15.12) 51.26 (9.87) 46.63 (12.30)
2008 – MCS scores, M ( SD )        
Objective binge eating 41.21 (14.71) 42.66 (13.16) 40.91 (12.34) 41.20 (14.30) 43.34 (15.94) 42.14 (14.85) 41.90 (14.01) 38.49 (14.40) 44.25 (12.87)
Extreme dieting 43.08 (15.04) 41.09 (13.73) 41.84 (12.26) 41.85 (13.05) 38.93 (17.58) 40.89 (14.03) 41.31 (15.64) 37.51 (16.62) 45.53 (11.28)
Purging 48.74 (9.63) 42.19 (11.33) 43.33 (12.73) 43.31 (13.11) 45.92 (10.65) 44.72 (12.19) 43.82 (10.03) 43.68 (9.89) 46.44 (7.96)
  1. PCS physical health composite scale, Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36); MCS mental health composite scale, SF-36.