Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q): Norms for undergraduate men

Jason M. Lavender*, Kyle P. De Young, Drew A. Anderson

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Normative data on the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire for samples of undergraduate men in the United States are presented. Participants were 404 undergraduate men aged 18-26 who completed the EDE-Q as part of two larger survey studies. Mean scores, standard deviations, and percentile ranks for the Global score and four subscale scores are provided. Data regarding the frequency of objective binge eating episodes and compensatory behaviors also are reported. Although the overall prevalence of full threshold eating disorders remains lower in men than in women, body dissatisfaction and disordered eating behaviors are fairly common among young men. These results will help researchers and clinicians interpret the EDE-Q scores of undergraduate men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalEating Behaviors
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Assessment
  • EDE-Q
  • Norms
  • Undergraduate men


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