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Title: Eating disorders in Malta
Authors: Grech, Anton
Keywords: Anorexia -- Malta
Bulimia -- Malta
Eating disorders -- Malta
Compulsive eating -- Malta
Eating disorders -- Malta -- Case studies
Eating disorders -- Prevention
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Medicinska Naklada Zagreb
Citation: Grech, A. (2013). Eating disorders in Malta. Psychiatria Danubina, 25 (Suppl. 2), S256-257.
Abstract: In the beginning of 2014 a new service (residential and non residential) for eating disorders is being planned to open in Malta. A telephone based survey was conducted between 30 May and 11 June 2012. A randomized sample of 6000 of the population between 15 and 50 years old was chosen. 2.9 per cent of respondents have suffered from an eating disorder at some point in time. 2.0 percent of these had suffered from an eating disorder in the past, while the remaining (0.9 per cent) were suffering from an eating disorder at the time of study. Out of these 2,008 individuals participated in the study. Binge Eating was the most common eating disorder, with 55.8 per cent of respondents having this condition, followed by Anorexia (34.3 per cent) and Bulimia (13.3 per cent). These results were comparable to those of other European countries. Awareness of these conditions in the general population was generally good, higher in females and in those with a higher educational level.
ISSN: 0353-5053
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