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Assessment of disordered eating attitude and associated factor among Harar Health Science college second Year female students in Harar town eastern Ethiopia (Published)

Eating disorders are very complex, frequently developed and have a public health impact on adolescents. Different studies revealed that eating disorders is a pressing public health problem among adolescents   To assess  disordered of eating attitude and associated factor among college female students in Harar town Ethiopia, from  May 21-23/2019.A cross sectional study by multistage sampling technique was under taken to gather information from a total of 350 Harar Health Science colleges’ female students. Three hundred fifty students were selected randomly and pretested anonymous self-administered structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. Bivariate analysis was carried out to identify factors that were significantly associated  with disordered  of eating attitudes. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed for those factors that showed a statistically significant association in bivariate analysis and investigate independent predictors by controlling for possible confounders. Data was entered and cleaned using SPSS version 21 for description and analysis of the selected variables.The prevalence of Disorder of Eating attitude in Harar health Science college female students were 337(96.2%) have poor attitude and 13(96.2%) have good attitude.  In bivariate analysis height of the respondent, other people belief of my thinness, others attitude towards my feeding and other people think I ate more were found with a p value of less than 0.2. However, the result of multivariate analysis showed that People belief that I am too thin and Others attitude towards my feeling were independently and significantly associated with disordered eating attitude.This study showed a high prevalence of Eating disorder against college senior female students of Harar town in Ethiopia. Therefore , Provision of early screening and timely treatment of female adolescents with eating attitude disorders is highly recommended.

Citation: Masresha Leta  and  Abdusemed Mohammed (2022) Assessment of disordered eating attitude and associated factor among Harar Health Science college second Year female students in Harar town eastern Ethiopia, International Journal of Dentistry, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Oral Hygiene, Vol. 4, No,1, pp, 25-38

Keywords: Disordered eating attitude, disordered eating behavior, eating attitude test, eating disorder