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Evid Based Nurs 6:120 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.4.120
  • Causation

Eating alone, parents’ marital status, and use of radio and girls’ magazines were risk factors for eating disorders

Risk factors for developing an eating disorder

Risk factors Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)†
†Odds ratios were adjusted for all variables in table as well as age, body mass index, self esteem, and socioeconomic status.
‡Not significant.
Parents’ marital status (other v married) 1.97 (1.10 to 3.51)
Eating alone (yes v no) 2.94 (1.88 to 4.60)
Reading girls’ magazines (< weekly v ≥ weekly) 1.42 (0.91 to 2.2)‡
Listening to radio (≤1 h/d v >1 h/d) 1.55 (1.01 to 2.40)

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