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Eating disorders

How many are suffering from eating disorders?

Note: Below, we provide links to Statistics Denmark and others who make statistics on the subject. In some instances, the sources referred to below have content in Danish only or limited content in English.

In 2023, Momentum (KL) has made an analysis based on data from Statistics Denmark and the Danish Health Data Authority: Antallet af unge med spiseforstyrrelse er fordoblet på 15 år (in Danish).

In 2019 and 2020, The Danish Health Data Authority published analyses on eating disorders – spiseforstyrrelser (in Danish) – including anorexia and bulimia.

In 2020, the Danish knowledge council for prevention, Vidensråd for Forebyggelse, issued the report "Mental sundhed og sygdom hos børn og unge i alderen 10-24 år“ (in Danish) on the mental health of 10-24-year-olds, including a section on eating disorders.

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[This page was last reviewed in August 2023]



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