American Public Opinion on Eating Disorders
In March 2005, NEDA contracted with Global Market Insite, Inc. (GMI), a leader in global market research, to conduct a 1,500 nationwide sample of adults in the U.S. Their findings concluded from those surveyed that: • Three out of four Americans believe eating disorders should be
covered by insurance companies just like any other illness. • Americans believe that government should require insurance
companies to cover the treatment of eating disorders. • Four out of ten Americans either suffered or have known
someone who has suffered from an eating disorder.