The Eating Attitude Test (EAT) was completed by 373 university students, 285 females, 70 males, and 18 not reporting gender. This test is used to find the prevalence of anorexia nervosa. Additional questions were added to the questionnaire dealing with the demographics of the respondents, as well as questions dealing with involvement in college athletics, and favorite and least favorite physical features of their body. Results indicated 13.9% of respondents have symptoms of anorexia nervosa with an incidence of 16.7% in female respondents and a 7.1 % incidence among male respondents.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
©1998 by the University of Northern Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Henscheid, Jill and Widlund, Lisa
"The Prevalence of Eating Disorders Among a University Population,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 2:
1, Article 23.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol2/iss1/23