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How many people are diagonosed with anorexia nervosa in the u.S. Annually?

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In brief: Anorexia prevalence

Per the national institute of mental health (nimh) there are no reported data for 12-month prevalence of anorexia nervosa.
However, there are lifetime prevalence data suggesting 0.6% of U.S. Adult population will develop the disorder with females being more likely at 0.9% and males at 0.3%.

In brief: Anorexia prevalence

Per the national institute of mental health (nimh) there are no reported data for 12-month prevalence of anorexia nervosa.
However, there are lifetime prevalence data suggesting 0.6% of U.S. Adult population will develop the disorder with females being more likely at 0.9% and males at 0.3%.
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Fairly rare

Anorexia is highly age- and gender-dependent, with by far the greatest incidence in teenage girls.
Overall, the yearly incidence has been estimated at about 20/100, 000/year in females and 2/ 100, 000/year in males. But, in female teenagers aged 13 to 19 years, the incidence was over 50 cases/100, 000/ year.

In brief: Fairly rare

Anorexia is highly age- and gender-dependent, with by far the greatest incidence in teenage girls.
Overall, the yearly incidence has been estimated at about 20/100, 000/year in females and 2/ 100, 000/year in males. But, in female teenagers aged 13 to 19 years, the incidence was over 50 cases/100, 000/ year.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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