- In their lifetime, an estimated 0.6 percent of the adult population in the U.S. will suffer from anorexia, 1.0 percent from bulimia, and 2.8 percent from binge-eating disorder.
- The mortality rate among people with anorexia has been estimated at 0.56 percent per year, and approximately 5.6 percent per decade, which is about 12 times higher than the annual death rate due to all causes of death among females ages 15-24 in the general population.
- 40 percent of females age 12-22 in America are prone to an eating disorder.
"Could You Unknowingly Have an Eating Disorder?" (U.S. News)