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Cigarette smoking is associated with body shape concerns and bulimia symptoms among young adult females.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19171320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Elevated rates of cigarette smoking have been reported among individuals with Bulimia Nervosa. However, little is known about eating disorder symptoms within non-clinical samples of smokers. The purpose of the present study was to compare the eating disorder symptoms of young adult female smokers (n=184) and non-smokers (n=56), to determine whether smokers were more likely to endorse bulimic symptoms and report greater body shape concern than non-smokers. Analyses indicated that smokers scored significantly higher than non-smokers on the Body Shape Questionnaire, p=.03, and the Bulimia Test-Revised, p=.006. In addition, a higher proportion of smokers than non-smokers scored > or = 85 on the Bulimia Test-Revised, p=.05, suggesting the possibility that Bulimia Nervosa diagnoses were more prevalent among smokers. No differences were found between smokers and non-smokers on other measures of eating behavior. Overall, findings suggest that smoking is specifically associated with symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa and body shape concern among young adult females.
Darla E Kendzor; Claire E Adams; Diana W Stewart; Lauren E Baillie; Amy L Copeland
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2008-11-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating behaviors     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1873-7358     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Behav     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-27     Completed Date:  2009-06-25     Revised Date:  2014-09-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090048     Medline TA:  Eat Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Body Image*
Bulimia / epidemiology,  psychology*
Bulimia Nervosa / epidemiology,  psychology*
Feeding Behavior* / psychology
Louisiana / epidemiology
Smoking / epidemiology,  psychology*
Young Adult
Grant Support
R01 CA125413/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R25 CA057730/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R25T-CA57730/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U54 CA153505/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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