Journal of Obesity / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Binge Eating Disorder Mediates Links between Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, and Caloric Intake in Overweight and Obese Women

Table 2

Lifetime clinical depression and anxiety diagnoses by group.

DiagnosisBED 𝑛 (%)Control 𝑛 (%)Chi-square 𝑃 value

BDI-mild9 (60%)3 (17.6%)6.100.014
BAI-mild/moderate5 (33.3%)1 (5.9%)3.940.047
MDD7 (46.7%)5 (29.4%)1.010.314
Dep NOS1 (6.7%)0 (0%)1.170.279
GAD1 (6.7%)0 (0%)1.170.279
Social phobia4 (26.7%)1 (5.9%)2.610.106
Specific phobia2 (13.3%)0 (0%)2.420.120
Panic disorder1 (6.7%)0 (0%)1.170.279
PTSD1 (6.7%)0 (0%)1.170.279
Anx NOS0 (0%)2 (11.8%)1.880.170
Any Dep Dx8 (53.3%)5 (29.4%)1.890.169
Any Anx Dx7 (46.7%)2 (11.8%)4.800.028
Any Dep/Anx Dx10 (66.7%)6 (35.3%)3.140.077

Note: BED: binge eating disorder, Chi-square: Pearson’s Chi-square 1 degree of freedom test, BDI-mild: mild depression as assessed by the Beck Depression Inventory which corresponds to scores 10–18, BAI-mild/moderate: mild to moderate anxiety as assessed by the Beck Anxiety Inventory which corresponds to scores 8–25, MDD: major depressive disorder, Dep NOS: depressive disorder not otherwise specified, PTSD: posttraumatic stress disorder, Anx NOS: anxiety disorder not otherwise specified, any Dep Dx: any DSM-IV depressive disorder diagnosis, any Anx Dx: any DSM-IV anxiety disorder diagnosis, any Dep/Anx Dx: any DSM-IV depressive or anxiety disorder diagnosis, dysthymic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder were omitted from table because no participants met criteria for these disorders.

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