The eating disorder inventory depending on BMI values among students and pupils
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and kind of disordered eating attitudes depending on BM1 values among 401 medical students and 459 pupils from secondary schools in Krakow by using the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) Questionnaire. Underweight (BMI <18.5kg/m2) was stated in 12.72% of students group (I) and 19.50 % of pupils group (II), normal weight-height proportions in 77.3% (I) and 76.427% (II), overweight and obesity (BMI >25 kg/m2) in 9.98% (I) and 4.08% (II). EDI Questionnaire consists of eight subscales: Drive for thinness, Bulimia, Body dissatisfaction, Ineffectiveness, Perfectionism, Interpersonal distrust, Interceptive awareness and Maturity fears. The level of intensity of improper individual behaviour analysed in Eating Disorders Inventory was not statistically dependent on individual BMI values. The greatest intensity of the problem concerned the following subscales: Body dissatisfaction and Drive for thinness and it concerned overweight women.