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Summary Eating Disorder

Summary Eating Disorder

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Published by: Alicia N McElroy Doss on Aug 02, 2012
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Alicia DossFCSC 5352Eating DisorderAmy Shows PhD,RD,LDSeptember 3, 2010Summary on the article:Prevalence of Eating Disorders among Blacks in the National Survey of American LifeThe purpose of the study is to provide information on the characteristics of eatingdisorders based on the nationally representative samples of African-American and CaribbeanBlack adults and adolescents.The dependent variable is African American adult, adolescent andCaribbean Black adults,adolescent. The independent variable is eating disorder, gender, age Thepopulations chosen were African American, and Caribbean Black adults ages 18-94. The othergroup chosen were adolescent from the same ethnicity as adults ages 13-17.There was a total of 5,191
adults’
participants with being 3,570 African American and 1,621 Caribbean Blacks. Thenumbers of adolescents were 1,170 with 810 being African American and 360 Caribbean Blacks.Gender distributions among African Americans adult =male 44%, 56% female; adolescents 50%male,50%female and Caribbean Black adults 51% male,49% female; adolescent 45%male,55%female. Adults and adolescents were interviewed in their home by a professionallytrained interviewer using the WMH Composite International Diagnostic Interview.The prevalence of most eating disorder among Blacks is uncommon, but certaindisorders are prevalent among specific subgroups of Blacks. Eating disorders in the Black population varies by type of disorder, age, gender. Ideas for future research included studying

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