Eating Disorders Rise Among Military Members

Jul 10, 2018

NGAUS Washington Report
July 10, 2018

The diagnosis of eating disorders among service members rose 26 percent over a five-year period, according to a study, which also suggests the increase may be higher.

The Defense Health Agency’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report found diagnoses of eating disorders increased from 2.3 per 10,000 in 2013 to 3 per 10,000 in 2016. The rate dipped slightly in 2017 to 2.9 per 10,000.

Source: NGAUS