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Huge rise in eating disorders

7th January 2008

There has been a significant rise in the number of patients admitted to hospital suffering from eating disorders.

Figures released by Hospital Episode Statistics, which provides information for NHS wards, revealed that  84,377 bed days were used by patients with eating disorders, showing an increase from 51,878 in 2002.

Patients aged under 15 represent one fifth of the total figure. The number of anorexic patients admitted to hospital rose 11% in 2006/7.

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Article Information

Title: Huge rise in eating disorders
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5240
Date Added: 7th Jan 2008


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