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Table 1 Comparing disordered eating between low-risk and high-risk groups for an ED by gender

From: Gender, school and academic year differences among Spanish university students at high-risk for developing an eating disorder: An epidemiologic study

Unhealthy Eating Behaviours ED Low-Risk ED High-Risk  
  Males Females Males Females  
  N = 620 N = 1238 N = 99 N = 350 p
Behaviours      
BMI < = 17.5 1.7% 9.9% 2.2% 3.2% a 0.001 a
0.001*
I have gone on diets 7% 13% 22.4% 38% a 0.001 a
0.001*
I have used laxatives to get thin 1.8% 2.7% 10.7% 14.6% a 0.001 a
0.001*
Amenorrhea 3 months or more -- 1.5% -- 6.2% a 0.001 a
0.001*
I frequently have binging episodes where I can not stop eating 7% 4% 26.3% 19.7% 0.001 a
0.001*
I have vomited to get thinner 1.8% 1.4% 9.6% 16% 0.001 a
0.000*
Eating Attitudes      
Thinking about dieting 6% 21.2% 29.3% 70.8% a 0.0001 a
0.001*
I am afraid to gain weight 7.9% 25.7% 43.4% 74% a 0.001 a
0.001*
I have a great desire to be thin 7% 22.3% 27.7% 74% a 0.001 a
0.001*
  1. ap = between males and females of high-risk vs. low-risk.
  2. *p = between males high-risk vs. low-risk/females high-risk vs. low-risk