49. Understanding the National Burden of Eating Disorders Using Years of Life Lost

The global burden of disease due to eating disorders (ED) has increased rapidly, resulting in decreased quality of life, increased health system costs, and premature morbidity and mortality. Years of Life Lost (YLL) is a novel epidemiologic measurement that gives weight to premature deaths among younger individuals, which can reveal how earlier incidence and increased premature mortality of a creates significant burdens in younger persons. The primary aim of this study is to quantify and describe trends in the mortality attributable to eating disorders in the United States between the years of 1999 and 2020 using YLL.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research