Precursors To Anorexia Nervosa Premorbid Body Weight

Few attempts have been made to assess pre-illness body weight in AN. From those few reports, there is no evidence that premorbid body weight deviates from the normal range. Parental reports of pre-illness weights described 12% of AN patients to have been ''overweight'' from the first year to adolescence [20]. Based on clinical premorbid weight histories, 48% of AN patients were below and 52% were above the 98 percentile of Canadian Standards [21]. In Coners et al.'s study [22], recalled overweight was not more common in AN patients than in an age-matched female population.

An accurate calculation of pre-illness body weight would ideally be based on year by year weight deviations derived from records of the patients' paediatric growth curves.

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