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Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes an eating disorder characterized by low body weight and body image distortion, with an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Individuals with anorexia control their body weight through voluntary starvation, purging, excessive exercise, or other weight control measures, such as the use of diet pills or diuretics. Anorexia primarily affects adolescent females (age of 16-26). Approximately 10% of people with the diagnosis are male.
A BMI less than 17.5 in adults, or 85% of the expected weight in children, is one of the common physical features in diagnosing anorexia.
Low BMI or body weight is just one physical feature for anorexia. Not all low BMI or body weight is related to anorexia. More information about anorexia is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorexic.
Reference1. CDC weight chart for boy between age 2 and 20
2. CDC weight chart for girl between age 2 and 20