3. The total estimated economic cost of eating disorders is $64.7 billion every year.
4. Less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as “underweight.”
5. Larger body size is a risk factor for developing an eating disorder. In addition, a larger body size can be a common outcome for people who struggle with bulimia and binge eating disorder.
6. BIPOC are significantly less likely to have been asked by a doctor about eating disorder symptoms.
7. BIPOC with eating disorders are half as likely to be diagnosed or to receive treatment.
8. Gay men are seven times more likely to report binge-eating and twelve times more likely to report purging than heterosexual men.
9. Transgender college students report experiencing disordered eating at approximately four times the rate of their cisgender classmates.
10. Gender dysphoria and body dissatisfaction in transgender people is often cited as a key link to eating disorders.
11. Women with physical disabilities are more likely to develop eating disorders.
12. Athletes are more likely to screen positive for an eating disorder than non‐athletes, but percentages across all probable eating disorder diagnoses are similar.
13. Athletes may be less likely to seek treatment for an eating disorder due to stigma, accessibility, and sport‐specific barriers.
14. The most common type of eating disorders among military members is bulimia nervosa.
15. Body dysmorphic disorder affects 1-3% of the overall population but 13% of male military members and 21.7% of female military members.