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The epidemiology of anorexia nervosa

  • R. E. Kendell (a1), D. J. Hall (a2), Anthea Hailey (a3) and H. M. Babigian (a4)

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All patients with anorexia nervosa were extracted from three psychiatric case registers— North-East Scotland, Camberwell, and Monroe County. The average incidence varied from 0·37 per 100,000 population per year in Monroe County to 1·6 per 100,000 in North-East Scotland, in all three areas the number of cases reported per year was increasing, and in Camberwell, but not in Monroe County or North-East Scotland, there was a significant excess of patients from middle-class backgrounds.

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The epidemiology of anorexia nervosa

  • R. E. Kendell (a1), D. J. Hall (a2), Anthea Hailey (a3) and H. M. Babigian (a4)

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