Risk of eating disorders among university students in Bangladesh

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-03 en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T16:41:46Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T16:41:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2101
dc.description.abstract As there is a lack of information on eating disorders in Bangladesh, the aim of this study was to explore the eating disorder attitudes and behaviors among undergraduate university students in the country. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey and anthropometric measurement were conducted with undergraduate students who were recruited randomly from classes. The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) was used to determine the prevalence of disordered eating attitudes. The sample included 800 university students (56.6% men and 43.4% women), with a mean age of 21.0 years (SD = 32.5). Using the EAT-26, 37.6% of the students were classified as being at risk for an eating disorder. In multivariate analysis, being a late adolescent (17-19 years), high religious involvement, overweight body perception, low body appreciation, having had cosmetic surgery, and current binge drinking were found to be associated with an eating disorder risk. Very high rates of eating disorder risk were found. This result calls for increased awareness and understanding of eating disorders, and related risk factors and interventions in university students in Bangladesh. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject EATING BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject BANGLADESH en
dc.subject EATING DISORDERS en
dc.title Risk of eating disorders among university students in Bangladesh en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 27(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8487 en
dc.PageNumber 93-100 en
dc.outputnumber 7249 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S., Peltzer, K. & Ahsan, G.U. (2015) Risk of eating disorders among university students in Bangladesh. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 27(1):93-100. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2101 en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Ahsan, G.U. en

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