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Salud Pública de México

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TOZUN, Mustafa; UNSAL, Alaettin; AYRANCI, Unal  y  ARSLAN, Gul. Prevalence of disordered eating and its impact on quality of life among a group of college students in a province of west Turkey. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2010, vol.52, n.3, pp. 190-198. ISSN 0036-3634.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of disordered eating (DE) among a group of college students and assess its impact on quality of life. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was conducted between December 15th, 2008 and January 15th, 2009 at a Turkish University. Eating Attitudes Test-40 (EAT-40) was used to identify DE. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) was assessed by Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36. RESULTS: The prevalence of DE was 6.8%. Presence of any physical defect (OR: 2.657), parents living separately (OR: 3.114), mothers having an education level of secondary school and over (OR: 2.583), and families not having social health insurance (OR: 2.603) were important risk factors (f<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The HRQoL of those with DE was worse than those without it. Periodic screenings should be done to determine DE cases.

Palabras llave : disordered eating; quality of life; students; Turkey.

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