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Table 1 Demographics of the study participants (n = 4552) who answered the questionnaire

From: A battery of self-screening instruments and self-reported body frame could not detect eating disorders among college students

  Males (n = 1800) Females (n = 2752) p value (Student’s t test)
Age (years)
 Mean ± SD 18.2 ± 0.7 18.1 ± 0.4 < 0.0001
 Median (range) 18.0 (17.0–27.0) 18.0 (17.0–29.0)
BMI (kg/m2)
 Mean ± SD 21.1 ± 2.8 20.1 ± 2.1 < 0.0001
 Median (range) 20.7 (13.3–43.1) 19.8 (9.3–33.3)
EAT-26 score
 Mean ± SD 3.7 ± 5.4 5.8 ± 6.8 < 0.0001
 Median (range) 2.0 (0–78.0) 4.0 (0–56.0)