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PLoS One. 2014 May 14;9(5):e97667. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097667. eCollection 2014.

Prevalence and correlates of night eating in the German general population.

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1
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.
2
Center of Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
3
Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Leipzig, Germany, and Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
4
Integrated Research and Treatment Center Adiposity Diseases, Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Leipzig, Germany.

Abstract

Recently, night eating syndrome (NES) was included into the DSM-5 as an example of "Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders." The study provides insight into the population prevalence of NES using a large representative German population sample (n = 2,460) with a wide age range (14-85 years). The prevalence of NES was 1.1% using a cut-off on the Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ) of 25. A positive screening for NES was positively associated with depression and anxiety, eating disorder psychopathology, and body weight.

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10.1371/journal.pone.0097667
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