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From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:
During the past 30 days, did you go without eating for 24 hours or more (also called fasting) to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?
During the past 30 days, did you take any diet pills, powders, or liquids without a doctor’s advice to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?
During the past 30 days, did you vomit or take laxatives to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?
Persons are considered to have disordered eating they responded “yes” to any of the Numerator questions.
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