Author : Riya Bahadur
The Shri Ram School Aravali, Gurgaon, India.
Eating disorders are complicated diseases that are increasingly affecting teenagers. They are the third most frequent chronic disease among teenage females (Whitaker, 1992), with a prevalence of up to 5%, a number that has escalated dramatically over the last three decades, a rate that has increased dramatically over the past three decades. 30 students in the age bracket of 13 to 19 from the city of Gurgaon were given the Eating Disorders Awareness Test (EDAT) to assess participants' awareness of the risks and maintaining factors of eating disorders. Control subjects were 15 female teenagers and 15 male teenagers interested in increasing their level of understanding about eating disorders. The aim of this paper is to assess the differences in the levels of awareness between males and females and to observe if there is a significant difference in their scores based on their ages.