- Which country has the highest rate of anorexia?
- What country has the highest cases of eating disorders?
- What ethnicity has the highest rate of eating disorders?
- What does ANAD stand for?
- What percentage of the US has anorexia?
Two studies[16,17] of female students to determine the prevalence of anorexia nervosa suggest that the prevalence is higher in Norway (2.6%) than in Italy (1.3%).
It is fair to say that the increasing rate of eating disorders, Japan has the highest rate of prevalence, followed by Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea. Then following are the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and Vietnam .
Some studies have found that White adults have a higher lifelong prevalence for eating disorders including anorexia nervosa (Udo & Grilo, 2018), bulimia nervosa (Striegel-Moore, Dohm, Kraemer, Taylor, Daniels, Crawford, & Schreiber 2003), and binge eating disorder (Udo & Grilo, 2018) compared to other ethnic groups.
Eating disorder recovery is possible. For 45 years, ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) has been here to help.
The biggest anorexia myth involves prevalence. Since anorexia is so well-known, people assume that it is also common. But in reality, less than 2 percent of the population has true anorexia.