Table 1: Characteristics for the binge eating disorders group, the sub-diagnostic binge eating disorders group, and the noneating disorders group.

Binge eating disordersSub-diagnostic BEDNoneating disorders
n = 18n = 20n = 99
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)

Age39.83 (8.38)35.45 (10.11)42.14 (10.15)
BMI47.21 (6.22)48.25 (6.17)47.82 (5.91)
MCS136.56 (15.06)36.36 (13.16)44.92 (11.59)
PCS235.44 (12.79)34.77 (11.14)32.79 (10.68)

n (%)n (%)n (%)

Obesity onset in childhood12 (68%)16 (80%)67 (67.7%)
Living with partner13 (72.2%)15 (75%)61 (61.6%)
High education32 (11%)8 (40%)24 (24.2%)

Mental component summary.
2Physical component summary.
31 year or more at college/university.