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Table 1 Eating disorder pathology and demography in the total sample as well as separated for the ED and Non-ED group

From: An investigation of the mediating role of personality and family functioning in the association between attachment styles and eating disorder status

  Total (n = 253) ED (n = 106) Non-ED (n = 147)
  M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Eating disorder pathology    
 EDE-Q 2.29 (1.84) 3.81 (1.61) 1.19 (1.05)
 SEED AN total score 0.85 (0.65) 1.33 (0.70) 0.50 (0.30)
 SEED BN total score 0.75 (0.90) 1.43 (0.98) 0.25 (0.35)
Depressiveness    
 PHQ 9.85 (7.36) 15.45 (7.16) 5.81 (4.18)
Body mass index (BMI) 21.27 (4.24) 20.69 (5.37) 21.68 (3.14)
Age (years) 25.72 (8.73) 24.74 (7.70) 26.42 (9.37)
Educational backgrounda    
 Without high school diploma 59 (23.3 %) 47 (44.3 %) 12 (8.2 %)
 High school diploma 126 (49.8 %) 46 (43.4 %) 80 (54.4 %)
 University degree 68 (26.9 %) 13 (12.3 %) 55 (37.4 %)
Marital statusa    
 Married/in relationship 127 (50.2 %) 41 (38.7 %) 86 (58.5 %)
 Separated/single 126 (49.8 %) 65 (61.3 %) 61 (41.5 %)
Employment statusa    
 In training/studying 169 (66.8 %) 59 (55.7 %) 110 (74.8 %)
 Employed 66 (26.1 %) 32 (30.2 %) 34 (23.1 %)
 Not employed (unemployed, pension) 18 (7.1 %) 15 (14.2 %) 3 (2 %)
Nationality    
 German 242 (95.7 %) 103 (97.2 %) 139 (94.6 %)
 Other nationality 11 (4.3 %) 3 (2.8 %) 8 (5.4 %)
  1. ED eating disorder group, Non-ED comparison group
  2. aSignificant between-group difference between the ED and Non-ED group regarding educational background, marital and employment status; however, none of these variables was associated with the dependent variable