Anorexia - How common is anorexia?
BMJ Group Medical Reference
Anorexia usually starts in the mid-teens and is more common in girls than in boys.
This is what we know.
About 1 in 150 girls of age 15 have anorexia.
About 4 in 100,000 people aged 10 to 39 get anorexia each year.
About 1 in 200 women get anorexia at some time in their lives.
Anorexia is more common in teenage girls and young women (in their early 20s) than in older women.
Children can get anorexia too. 
Not many men get anorexia compared with women. For every 10 women who get treatment for anorexia, there will be one man.
But nowadays, more men are talking to their doctor about having anorexia.  Citations
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September 19, 2012
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