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Table 1 Participant demographic and clinical characteristics (baseline)

From: Development and multi-site validation of a new condition-specific quality of life measure for eating disorders

Characteristic N Mean (SD) Range
Age (years) 170 25.3 (10) 14–60
Age at First Symptoms (years) 123 15.3 (4.7) 8–40
Duration of Illness (years) 122 9.7 (9.1) 0–45
Time in Treatment (months) 129 12.5 (15.8) 0–85
Body Mass Index (weight in kg/height m2) 121 20.6 (4.5) 14–39
  N Frequency (%)
Sex (% female) 171 165 (96.5)
Treatment Status at Enrolment (% outpatient) 171 160 (93.6)
Time in Treatment (current service) 129 35 (27.1)
   <3 months   52 (40.3)
   3–12 months   42 (32.6)
   12+ months   86 (66.2)
Previous Treatment (%) 130 48 (28.1)
Primary Diagnosis 169  
   AN (restricting type)   24 (14.0)
   AN (binge-purge type)   55 (32.2)
   BN   42 (24.6)
   EDNOS   
Psychiatric comorbidity (% >1 DSM-IV diagnosis) 130 89 (68.5)
Medical comorbidity (% any) 130 45 (34.8)
Body Mass Index Category 121  
   Underweight   42 (34.7)
   Normal   65 (53.7)
   Overweight   10 (8.3)
   Obese   4 (3.3)
Stage of Change (MSCARED category) 130  
   Pre-contemplation   1 (.8)
   Contemplation   10 (7.7)
   Preparation   20 (15.4)
   Action   65 (50.0)
   Maintenance   32 (24.6)
   Recovery   2 (1.5)