A survey of 376 women who met the DSM III criteria for bulimia is presented. The purpose of the survey is to provide information regarding the demographics of this population, the total extent of food-related behavior and basic indices of psychiatric symptoms. The results indicate that the typical bulimic surveyed was a single,Caucasian woman in her early 20's who was well educated and of average weight for her height. Most of the women were binge eating and using evacuation techniques such as self-induced vomiting on a daily to more than daily basis and had engaged in this behavior for 51/2 years. Despite the severity of the disturbed eating behavior, the sample was relatively symptom free on standard indices of psychiatric symptoms when compared to other psychiatric populations.