Skip to main content

Table 4 Comparison between students with and without eating disorders as regards clinical characteristics

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

Variables Secondary school students in Eastern Tanta t test
P
With eating disorders (n = 38) Without eating disorders (n = 369)
Range Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD
Body weight (kg) 40–130 68.39 ± 18.38 34–120 64.72 ± 14.42 1.455
0.147
Body mass index (BMI) 17–45 25.65 ± 6.11 16–39.6 23.52 ± 4.52 2.663
0.008*
EAT-40 score 30–61 38.08 ± 8.4 3–29 16.51 ± 6.62 18.61
0.0001**
Body shape preoccupation N % N %  
 High (40–60 scores) 26 68.4 57 15.4 X2 = 59.553
 Low (10–39 scores) 12 31.6 312 84.6 P = 0.0001**
  Range (10–60) Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD  
BSQ-R-10 total score 32–60 47.31 ± 9.66 10–60 26.68 ± 11.80 t = 10.423
P = 0.0001**
Self-esteem N % N %  
Low (0–23 score) 9 23.7 5 1.4 X2 = 51.717
Moderate & High (24–60 score) 29 76.3 364 98.6 P = 0.0001**
  Range (0–60) Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD  
Self-esteem score 11–42 25.92 ± 5.97 16-58 41.06 ± 8 t = 11.333
P = 0.0001**