Eating disorders among female students residing in the dormitory of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (2011)

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Fereshte Mohebi 1 , Faranak jafari 2 , * , Mansour Rezaei 3

1 Student Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Dept. of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Mohebi F, jafari F, Rezaei M. Eating disorders among female students residing in the dormitory of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (2011), J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2013 ; 17(2):e77128.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 17 (2); e77128
Published Online: May 29, 2013
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: August 05, 2012
Accepted: December 25, 2012

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Abstract

This research was designed to investigate the eating disorders among the female students residing in the dormitory of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. In this cross sectional research, 578 of female students residing in the dormitory of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences were chosen by stratified random sampling. Based on the eating disorders diagnosis scale, (0.2%) of the participants suffered from anorexia nervosa, and (2.4%) of them suffered from non-specified eating disorder. No case was found to suffer from Bulimia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa and non-specified eating disorder had a significant relationship with BMI (P=0.009, P=0.035).

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eating disorders BMI prevalence anorexia nervosa non-specified

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