Background: Feeding and eating disorders (FEDs) are associated with impairments in physical health and social, emotional and cognitive development, which in adolescence can impact identity formation and self-esteem. The present study was conducted to determine eating disorders among young adults.
Materials and Methods: 370 school students of both genders were included. BMI of all subjects was recorded. Eating concern score, weight concern score and shape concern score were recorded.
Results: Out of 370 subjects, males were 130 and females were 240. BMI was normal in 120, underweight in 160, overweight in 50 and obese in 40. Age group was 18-22 years in 140, 22-26 years in 110, 26-30 years in 70 and >30 years in 50 subjects. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Most of the students were underweight and had eating disorders.