Table 2

Effect of binge group on health-related quality of life

1. Non-binge eating
(n=2318)
2. OBE
(n=319)
3. SBE
(n=18)
4. OSBE
(n=67)
MANCOVAPosthocCohen’s d, 95% CI
MCS53.0 (8.3)51.6 (8.1)51.1 (7.4)47.4 (11.6)F (3, 2714)=7.8, p<0.0011<4
2<4
0.67, 0.42 to 0.91
0.38, −0.14 to 0.90
PCS49.3 (9.8)49.4 (9.7)50.3 (5.9)48.5 (9.7)F (3, 2714)=1.2, p=0.293n.a.
  • MANCOVA analyses include BMI, age, gender and education as covariates.

  • ANOVA, analysis of variance; MANCOVA, multivariate ANOVA; MCS, mental health component score; OBE, recurrent objective binge eating alone; n.a., not applicable; OSBE, mixed objective and subjective recurrent binge eating episodes; PCS, physical health component score; SBE, recurrent subjective binge eating alone.