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Am J Psychiatry. 1995 Jul;152(7):1073-4.

Mortality in anorexia nervosa.

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University Department of Psychological Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine, New Zealand.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The author's goal was to shed light on the debate regarding the mortality rate over time associated with anorexia nervosa.

METHOD:

He conducted a meta-analytic study using weighted linear regression to combine crude mortality proportions from 42 published studies to estimate the mortality associated with anorexia nervosa over time.

RESULTS:

The crude rate of mortality due to all causes of death for subjects with anorexia nervosa in these studies was 5.9% (178 deaths in 3,006 subjects). The aggregate mortality rate was estimated to be 0.56% per year, or approximately 5.6% per decade.

CONCLUSIONS:

The aggregate estimated mortality rate for subjects with anorexia nervosa is substantially greater than that reported for female psychiatric inpatients and for the general population.

PMID:
7793446
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.152.7.1073
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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