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How many people were diagonosed with anorexia nervosa in the us in 2011?
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Dr. Paul Schwartz
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In brief: > 80,000
The incidence of anorexia nervosa (AN) is highest in adolescence.
According the national adolescent health information center, there were about 40,000,000 adolescents (age 10-19) in the US in 2010. According to a paper in the Arch Gen Psychiatry 2011:68(7)714, the 12 month prevalence rate (number of cases in a year) for an was 0.2%. Therefore, about 80,000 adolescents had an in 2010.

In brief: > 80,000
The incidence of anorexia nervosa (AN) is highest in adolescence.
According the national adolescent health information center, there were about 40,000,000 adolescents (age 10-19) in the US in 2010. According to a paper in the Arch Gen Psychiatry 2011:68(7)714, the 12 month prevalence rate (number of cases in a year) for an was 0.2%. Therefore, about 80,000 adolescents had an in 2010.
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