The prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa among freshman medical college students in China

Feng Chun Zhang Feng Chun, J. E. Mitchell, K. Li, Ming Yu Wang Ming Yu, De Lan Yang De Lan, Z. Jun, Yan Rong Zhau Yan Rong, Zhao Huan Zhang Zhao Huan, G. A. Filice, Claire Pomeroy, R. L. Pyle

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a questionnaire survey administered to 509 Chinese college freshman (108 males, 401 females), in Chongqing and Shanghai. The response rate was 100%. Questions were constructed to elicit information which would allow identification of those respondents who would meet domestic (Chinese), DSM-III and DSM-III-R requirements for anorexia nervosa and bulimia. 1.1% of the student population (1.1% of females) met domestic and DSM-III-R for bulimia and 1.3% of the student population (1.8% of males 1.2% of females) met DSM-III criteria for bulimia; however, none were binge eating and purging on a regular basis and none met diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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    Zhang Feng Chun, F. C., Mitchell, J. E., Li, K., Wang Ming Yu, M. Y., Yang De Lan, D. L., Jun, Z., Zhau Yan Rong, Y. R., Zhang Zhao Huan, Z. H., Filice, G. A., Pomeroy, C., & Pyle, R. L. (1992). The prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa among freshman medical college students in China. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 12(2), 209-214.