Rise in eating disorder cases in North West hospitals

Rise in eating disorder cases in North West hospitals

Rise in eating disorder cases in North West hospitals

First published in Chorley

There has been an eight per cent increase in the number of patients admitted to hospitals in the North West due to eating disorders, according to new figures.

Statistics published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed there were 4.7 episodes per 100,000 of the population, which matched the national average.

The study found that nine times as many females (91 per cent or 2,320) were affected as males.

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