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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part G

The Prevalence of eating disorder among young girls and boys by using eating attitude Test (Eat-26)


Author(s): Saurabh Kumar, Anand Kumar Singh, Manpreet Kaur and Ankush Sharma

Abstract: Background: Eating disorder (ED) is a serious psychiatric disorder which progressively increasing in the young generation, which alters cognitive function, judgment, emotional stability, and restrict the life activities of an individual. The purpose of the present study was to find out the risk of eating disorder in young university going boys and girls.
Methods: A survey study, total sample size was of 140 patients (age between 17-30years) in which 70 are girls and 70 are boys. To find out desired result the EAT-26 screening instrument was administered.
Result: The prevalence rate of eating disorder is more in girls (41.42%) than the boys (28.57%). The Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient Used to establish relationship of mean of BMI and EAT-26 score. There was a significant correlation of BMI and EAT-26 score in total sample. (r=0.445, 0.001).
Conclusion: From the results we concluded that girls have more eating disorder risk than the boys. It is also concluded that eating disorder risk or symptoms has significantly correlated with BMI (body mass index).


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How to cite this article:
Saurabh Kumar, Anand Kumar Singh, Manpreet Kaur and Ankush Sharma. The Prevalence of eating disorder among young girls and boys by using eating attitude Test (Eat-26). International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(5): 378-381.
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