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Table 4 Comparison of BDI-II of the BITE improved, worsened, and unchanged groups

From: Cohort survey of college students’ eating attitudes: interventions for depressive symptoms and stress coping were key factors for preventing bulimia in a subthreshold group

  Improved group Worsened group Unchanged group
Male 4.2 ± 3.4 4.7 ± 4.0* 4.3 ± 3.8
(N = 15) (N = 27) (N = 278)
Female 5.3 ± 5.1* 7.6 ± 6.9** 4.8 ± 4.2
(N = 20) (N = 43) (N = 202)
  1. For males, the BDI of the worsened group was significantly higher than those of the improved and unchanged groups
  2. For females, the BDI of the worsened group was significantly higher than those of the improved and unchanged groups, and the BDI of the improved group was significantly higher than that of the unchanged group
  3. BITE Bulimic Inventory Test, Edinburgh, BDI-II Beck Depression Inventory-II
  4. *p < .05
  5. **p < 0.01