General Eating Disorder Statistics
Eating disorders affect at least 9% of the population worldwide.!
9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million
Americans, will have an eating disorder in
their lifetime.*
Less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as
"underweight."
28-74% of risk for eating disorders is through genetic heritability.'
Eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses, second only to opioid
overdose.'
10,200 deaths each year are the direct result of an eating disorder-that's one
death every 52 minutes.*
About 26% of people with eating disorders attempt suicide.'
The economic cost of eating disorders is
$64.7 billion every year
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General Eating Disorder Statistics Eating disorders affect at least 9% of the population worldwide.! 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime.* Less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as "underweight." 28-74% of risk for eating disorders is through genetic heritability.' Eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses, second only to opioid overdose.' 10,200 deaths each year are the direct result of an eating disorder-that's one death every 52 minutes.* About 26% of people with eating disorders attempt suicide.' The economic cost of eating disorders is $64.7 billion every year uwuzonee