Results for - Eating Disorders - The List Goes On

1,411 voters participated in this survey

1. Every day, we are surrounded by messages from different sources that impact the way we feel about the way we look. For some, poor body image is a sign of a serious problem: an eating disorder. Eating disorders are not just about food. They are often a way to cope with difficult problems or regain a sense of control. They are complicated illnesses that affect a person's sense of identity, worth, and self-esteem. Do you know anyone that has an eating disorder?

Yes
26%
363 votes
No
58%
815 votes
Undecided
8%
107 votes
Not Applicable
9%
126 votes

2. Many people recognize anorexia and bulemia as eating disorders. There is actually a lengthy list of recognized eating disorders. How many of the following did you know are classified as eating disorders?

Anorexia Nervosa - inadequate food intake, intense fear of gaining weight
55%
780 votes
Anorexia Athletica - excessive exercising, low food intake
27%
385 votes
Bulemia Nervosa - eating and purging (vomiting or laxatives)
51%
721 votes
Binge Eating - frequently eating large amounts of food
51%
723 votes
Pica - eating non-food items, i.e." dirt
29%
414 votes
Night Eating Disorder - excessive nighttime food consumption
18%
256 votes
Orthexia - obsessed with eating foods that one considers healthy
9%
133 votes
Emotional Eating - eating in response to emotions (sadness = ice-cream)
44%
622 votes
All of them
17%
235 votes
None of them
21%
290 votes

3. Eating disorders are much more common among females than males. What is the gender of the person that has an eating disorder?

Male
5%
75 votes
Female
32%
450 votes
N/A
63%
886 votes

4. Has the person sought help with the eating disorder?

Yes
12%
171 votes
No
14%
198 votes
Don't know
11%
155 votes
N/A
63%
887 votes
08/31/2015 Health & Fitness 1411 20 By: Susansbs

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