Children as young as 10 in hospital with eating disorders as admissions rise

Hospital admissions for children and young people with eating disorders is at the highest level in recent years, new figures show.

Forty-one of the 2,196 hospital admissions in England in the year 2017/18 related to boys and girls aged just 10.

Public Health England said there were more admissions overall that year than in any of the preceding four years.

More girls were admitted than boys in each age group, the statistics show.

Of the total admissions, 2,006 were of girls, and 1,326 of these were of…
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