The Prevalence of Binge Eating Disorder in a Sample of College Students in the North of Portugal
Version of Record online: 7 FEB 2014
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
European Eating Disorders Review
Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 185–190, May 2014
How to Cite
Ribeiro, M., Conceição, E., Vaz, A. R. and Machado, P. P. P. (2014), The Prevalence of Binge Eating Disorder in a Sample of College Students in the North of Portugal. Eur. Eat. Disorders Rev., 22: 185–190. doi: 10.1002/erv.2283
- Issue online: 14 APR 2014
- Version of Record online: 7 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 30 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 23 MAY 2013
- Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia /Foundation for Science and Technology. Grant Numbers: PTDC/PSI-PCL/099981/2008, SFRH/BD/44293/2008, SFRH/BPD/78896/2011
- binge eating disorder;
- college students
Binge eating disorder (BED) has important associated comorbidities and has been recently considered as a diagnostic category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition. This study investigates the prevalence of BED in a sample of college students using a two-stage design. Between October 2008 and July 2009, 805 students attending a public college campus completed the Questionnaire on Eating and Weight Patterns – Revised to screen for possible cases. Eighty-five students meeting key criteria for BED were invited for a second stage interview using the Eating Disorder Examination. At stage 1, 9.6% of the subjects reported binge eating episodes. At stage 2, a prevalence rate of 0.5% for BED was found, and 1% if the criterion for large amount of food was excluded. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.