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Table 2 Sociodemographic and clinical profiles of eating disorders by a history of suicidal attempts (SA) among individuals with lifetime diagnosis of anorexia nervosa (total and subtypes), bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder

From: Suicide attempts in US adults with lifetime DSM-5 eating disorders

  AN AN-R AN-BP BN BED
SA Yes
(n = 60)
SA No
(n = 216)
SA Yes
(n = 28)
SA No
(n = 162)
SA Yes
(n = 32)
SA No
(n = 54)
SA Yes
(n = 29)
SA No
(n = 63)
SA Yes
(n = 64)
SA No
(n = 254)
Current age (in years) 38.7 (1.92) 42.9 (1.11) 40.5 (2.65) 43.5 (1.25) 37.3 (2.49) 41.0 (2.48) 34.2 (3.23) 39.5 (2.58) 38.9 (2.31) 44.9 (1.24)
% female 89.1 (5.02) 93.6 (1.64) 86.7 (7.58) 94.6 (1.67) 90.8 (1.94) 90.4 (2.62) 89.6 (6.80) 87.3 (4.41) 84.0 (4.49) 73.9 (3.10)
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic White 79.0 (7.27) 79.3 (2.72) 91.6 (3.88) 80.8 (2.84) 69.6 (10.43) 74.4 (4.34) 72.1 (7.76) 74.9 (3.41) 72.8 (5.55) 73.5 (3.37)
 Non-Hispanic Black 4.0 (1.50) 2.3 (0.75) 3.7 (1.82) 2.8 (0.96) 4.2 (0.78) 0.8 (0.13) 4.0 (0.79) 10.8 (1.89) 6.1 (3.58) 9.3 (1.99)
 Hispanic 3.9 (1.66) 10.0 (1.51) 1.2 (0.21) 9.1 (1.81) 6.0 (1.10) 12.7 (3.11) 15.1 (6.79) 11.8 (2.41) 14.7 (5.10) 12.5 (2.04)
 Other 13.0 (7.47) 8.4 (2.21) 3.5 (3.45) 7.3 (2.13) 20.2 (11.48) 12.1 (2.31) 8.8 (4.57) 8.8 (4.57) 6.4 (3.15) 4.7 (1.84)
Education
 < High school 13.6 (4.89) 5.7 (1.40) 24.1 (8.91) 6.1 (1.65) 5.8 (4.20) 4.4 (1.67) 12.5 (3.68) 9.3 (1.42) 14.1 (4.01) 11.6 (1.95)
 High school or GED 17.8 (5.71) 14.6 (2.22) 9.7 (3.76) 11.3 (2.08) 23.8 (7.27) 24.8 (4.42) 20.8 (7.03) 17.6 (2.13) 22.6 (5.52) 21.7 (2.45)
 Some college+ 68.6 (7.01) 79.7 (2.49) 66.1 (8.72) 82.6 (2.42) 70.4 (8.43) 70.7 (4.83) 66.7 (7.65) 73.1 (2.69) 63.3 (6.40) 66.8 (3.61)
Income level
 < $25,000 26.0 (5.50) 13.6 (2.36) 22.0 (7.22) 11.4 (2.06) 29.0 (7.24) 20.5 (6.09) 24.0 (5.34) 30.0 (3.09) 26.3 (5.38) 26.2 (2.61)
 $25,000–39,999 17.2 (5.52) 11.6 (1.86) 21.0 (8.31) 10.4 (1.74) 14.4 (4.77) 15.5 (4.75) 18.0 (3.67) 13.0 (3.18) 20.3 (5.41) 16.6 (2.51)
 $40,000–69,999 42.5 (7.77) 25.7 (2.78) 41.4 (8.15) 25.6 (3.11) 43.4 (9.30) 26.3 (4.09) 49.1 (8.8) 20.6 (2.46) 33.9 (6.61) 23.0 (2.93)
 ≥ $70,000 14.2 (4.92) 49.0 (3.26) 15.5 (8.09) 52.6 (3.37) 13.2 (6.13) 37.7 (5.57) 8.9 (5.20) 36.4 (5.25) 19.4 (5.05) 34.2 (3.84)
Age of ED onset 18.7 (0.16) 19.0 (0.03) 19.3 (0.15) 18.2 (0.08) 18.7 (1.37) 20.2 (1.20) 18.2 (0.76) 20.3 (0.69) 23.5 (0.39) 24.4 (0.39)
Years with ED episodes 13.9 (0.12) 11.4 (0.13) 12.2 (0.95) 11.3 (0.55) 14.1 (0.80) 10.5 (0.63) 12.8 (0.18) 13.4 (0.17) 14.1 (1.02) 14.4 (0.29)
Current BMI 26.3 (1.03) 25.4 (0.86) 25.9 (0.49) 25.4 (0.61) 25.5 (1.60) 25.9 (1.22) 28.6 (1.35) 29.0 (0.94) 34.6 (1.36) 33.4 (0.69)
Lowest BMI 16.5 (0.25) 17.3 (0.21) 16.8 (0.25) 17.0 (0.21) 16.6 (0.32) 17.5 (0.27) 21.0 (0.50) 23.1 (0.27) 23.3 (0.70) 25.0 (0.47)
Interfere with normal daily activities
 % (SE) 30.2 (7.72) 16.4 (2.42) 9.9 (4.69) 11.8 (2.35) 45.4 (10.14) 30.7 (4.84) 68.4 (9.68) 49.9 (5.41) 44.0 (6.19) 54.4 (3.98)
Serious problems getting along with others
 % (SE) 28.5 (8.08) 16.2 (2.67) 10.8 (4.68) 14.3 (2.80) 41.6 (10.78) 22.2 (4.65) 33.5 (8.95) 32.6 (2.91) 18.7 (6.23) 18.6 (2.78)
Serious problems fulfilling responsibilities
 % (SE) 24.8 (7.30) 9.5 (1.77) 6.1 (3.98) 5.5 (1.57) 38.8 (9.92) 21.9 (3.90) 54.6 (13.25) 27.7 (3.92) 17.5 (5.76) 26.8 (3.45)
Any form
 % (SE) 36.8 (8.09) 24.8 (3.20) 19.8 (6.36) 18.9 (3.18) 49.4 (10.81) 43.2 (5.87) 76.8 (8.53) 58.4 (5.75) 44.0 (6.19) 54.9 (3.98)
  1. Notes. AN anorexia nervosa, AN-R anorexia nervosa restricting subtype, AN-BP anorexia nervosa binge/purging subtype, BN bulimia nervosa, BED binge eating disorder, SA suicide attempt. ED groups are not mutually exclusive as respondents may have had multiple lifetime ED diagnosis. Calculations of means and associated standard errors for were with adjusting for sex, age, income, education, and race/ethnicity for comparison of clinical profiles. All analyses were adjusted for the NESARC complex survey design. 1 = statistical analyses were based on log-transformed variables due to distribution properties.  = significantly different at p < .05 based on Tukey-Kramer post hoc analysis or comparison of cells [40, 41];  = significantly different at p < .01