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Abnormal eating attitudes and behaviours in two ethnic groups from a female British urban population.
Psychol Med. 1996 Mar; 26(2):289-99.PM

Abstract

African-Caribbean (N = 136) and White British (N = 192) female family planning clinic attenders were administered the Bulimic Investigatory Test, Edinburgh (BITE) and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). A proportion of the participants were subsequently interviewed. The African-Caribbeans were found to have both significantly more disordered eating attitudes and a significantly higher level of abnormal eating behaviour than the White British. Although the African-Caribbean group had a significantly higher mean Body Mass Index this did not mediate the difference in levels of eating attitudes. When compared with the White British group more African-Caribbean women reported feelings of failure, guilt, abnormality and self-consciousness concerning their eating habits. The results indicate that eating problems may be highly prevalent in this ethnic minority population and suggest that there may be differences in the nature of eating disorder psychopathology between ethnic groups.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Academic Department of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital, London.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8685285

Citation

Reiss, D. "Abnormal Eating Attitudes and Behaviours in Two Ethnic Groups From a Female British Urban Population." Psychological Medicine, vol. 26, no. 2, 1996, pp. 289-99.
Reiss D. Abnormal eating attitudes and behaviours in two ethnic groups from a female British urban population. Psychol Med. 1996;26(2):289-99.
Reiss, D. (1996). Abnormal eating attitudes and behaviours in two ethnic groups from a female British urban population. Psychological Medicine, 26(2), 289-99.
Reiss D. Abnormal Eating Attitudes and Behaviours in Two Ethnic Groups From a Female British Urban Population. Psychol Med. 1996;26(2):289-99. PubMed PMID: 8685285.
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