Disordered eating in three different age groups in Cyprus : a comparative cross-sectional study

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Hadjigeorgiou , C , Solea , A , Estecha Querol , S , Keski-Rahkonen , A , Michels , N , Russo , P , Thumann , B F , Pala , V & Danner , U 2018 , ' Disordered eating in three different age groups in Cyprus : a comparative cross-sectional study ' , Public Health , vol. 162 , pp. 104-110 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.05.024

Title: Disordered eating in three different age groups in Cyprus : a comparative cross-sectional study
Author: Hadjigeorgiou, Charalambos; Solea, Antonia; Estecha Querol, Sara; Keski-Rahkonen, Anna; Michels, Nathalie; Russo, Paola; Thumann, Barbara Franziska; Pala, Valeria; Danner, Unna
Contributor: University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki
Date: 2018-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Public Health
ISSN: 0033-3506
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/305119
Abstract: Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate disordered eating behaviours (DEBs) in different age groups in a Cypriot non-clinical population sample. Study design: Comparative cross-sectional study. Method: A total of 1716 participants from the Cyprus component of the I.Family study completed the Eating Attitudes Test-26 (EAT-26). The EAT-26 score >= 20 was used to define participants at risk for DEBs. Participants were divided according to age: adolescence (12-18 years old), young adulthood (25-45 years old) and middle adulthood (46-60 years old). Results: Mean EAT-26 total scores were higher for middle adulthood men and women compared with the two younger age groups. Young adulthood women had the highest percentage of behavioural symptoms of DEBs: binge eating (35%) and laxatives/diet pills/ diuretics (12%) compared with the other age groups. Men and women in young adulthood had the highest percentage of participants with EAT-26 scores >= 20. In logistic regression analysis, age group did not prove a significant predictor of DEB risk in a model adjusting for sex, body mass index and physical activity. Conclusion: DEB can present at any age and was not confined to adolescence. (C) 2018 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Eating Attitudes Test-26
Adulthood
Dieting
Oral control
Bulimia and food preoccupation
BODY DISSATISFACTION
ADOLESCENT GIRLS
ATTITUDES TEST
WOMEN
OBESITY
EPIDEMIOLOGY
PREVALENCE
WEIGHT
OVERWEIGHT
BEHAVIORS
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
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