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To study eating disorders in children, a measurement of children's eating attitudes must be available. Adolescents and adults are commonly surveyed with the Eating Attitude Test (EAT), but it is incomprehensible to children. A children's version of the EAT (ChEAT) was designed and tested on 318 children aged 8 through 13 years. Test-retest and internal reliability coefficients of the ChEAT were comparable to published studies with adults. Almost 7% of the children scored within the anorectic range on the ChEAT, closely matching the percentage reported for adolescents and adults on the EAT. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 1988, 27, 5:541-543.

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