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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the study sample

From: Occurrence, sociodemographic, and clinical correlates of eating disorders among a sample of secondary school students in Egypt

Variables Secondary school students (n = 407)
  Range Mean ± SD
Age, year 16–17.5 16.05 ± 0.23
Father’s income N %
 No income 1 0.2
 Not enough 23 5.7
 Enough 227 55.8
 Enough and spare 156 38.3
Father’s description N %
 Kind 338 83
 Dominant 58 14.3
 Harmful 6 1.5
 Dictatorial 5 1.2
Mother’s description N %
 Kind 364 89.4
 Dominant 34 8.4
 Harmful 4 1
 Dictatorial 51 1.2
Crowding index N %
 One 54 13.3
 Two 329 80.8
 Three 24 5.9
Home atmosphere N %
 Warm 202 49.6
 Peaceful 51 12.5
 Over-criticizing 37 9.1
 Full of problems, annoying 117 28.7
Body weight 34-130 65.06 ± 14.84
Body mass index (BMI) 16-45 23.72 ± 4.72
Eating attitudes test scores 3-61 18.53 ± 9.25
Body shape preoccupation No %
 High preoccupation (≥ 40 scores) (40–60) 83 20.4
 Low preoccupation (< 40 scores) (10–39) 324 79.6
Body shape preoccupation No %
 High preoccupation (≥ 40 scores) (40–60) 83 20.4
 Low preoccupation (< 40 scores) (10–39) 324 79.6
Body shape preoccupation No %
 High preoccupation (≥ 40 scores) (40–60) 83 20.4
 Low preoccupation (< 40 scores) (10–39) 324 79.6
Body Shape Questionnaire-Revised-10 (BSQ-R-10) total scores Range Mean ± SD
10–60 28.6 ± 13.07
Self-esteem levels No %
  Low level (< 40%) (0–23) 14 3.4
  Moderate and high levels (40–100%) (24–60) 393 96.6
Self-esteem scale scores Range Mean ± SD
11–58 39.65 ± 8.99