TABLE 3.

Association of the Use of Mass Media (Combined Score) and Other Characteristics With Incident Psychiatrist-Diagnosed EDs According to DSM-IV Criteria Among Spanish Girls (n = 2509, 90 Incident Cases)

VariablesnAdjusted OR (95% CI)*P
Use of girls’ magazines and/or radio
 Low12331 (ref)
 Moderate11021.17 (0.71–1.94).53
 High3992.13 (1.21–3.76).009
  • * Adjusted for age, solitary eating, marital status of parents, BMI (kg/m2), self-esteem, previous eating disorders in other family members, and socioeconomic status (3 categories). No significant interactions were found.

  • Low use, listening to radio ≤1 h/d and reading girls magazines <1/wk; Moderate use, listening to radio >1 h/d or reading girls magazines ≥1/week but not both; High use, listening to radio >1 h/d and reading girls magazines ≥1/wk.