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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the urgent hospitalization and all control groups.

From: The longitudinal BMI pattern and body composition of patients with anorexia nervosa who require urgent hospitalization: A case control study

  Urgent group (n = 17) All control (n = 232) p
Age (y) 25.6 ± 9.7 22.5 ± 8.6 .13
Sex (male/female) 1/18 7/224 .52
Duration (y) 7.3 ± 7.4 4.5 ± 5.4* .04
Subtype(AN-R/AN-BP) 9/8 119/112 .92
BMI at first visit (kg/m 2 ) 10.8 ± 1.4 14.0 ± 1.8* .00
  1. All control: Outpatient treatment only group + planned admission group.
  2. AN-R: Anorexia nervosa restricting type AN-BP: Anorexia nervosa binge eating and purging type * P < 0.05