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Prevalence and socioeconomic correlates of overweight and obesity among Pakistani primary school children

Muhammad Umair Mushtaq*, Sibgha Gull, Hussain Muhammad Abdullah, Ubeera Shahid, Mushtaq Ahmad Shad and Javed Akram

BMC Public Health 2011, 11:724  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-724

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Errata for Mushtaq et al. BMC Public Health 2011, 11:724 (III)

Muhammad Umair Mushtaq   (2013-03-08 16:55)  Punjab Department of Health and Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan

Since the publication of our article, we have noticed some errors in the final published version, for which the corresponding author accepts full responsibility.

The correct values for grade- and gender- specific mean BMI in FIGURE 2 are:

Grade 1: 15.51 (boys), 14.68 (girls)
Grade 2: 15.44 (boys), 14.77 (girls)
Grade 3: 15.86 (boys), 15.99 (girls)
Grade 4: 16.62 (boys), 17.27 (girls)
Grade 5: 16.82 (boys), 16.98 (girls)

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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Errata for Mushtaq et al. BMC Public Health 2011, 11:724 (II)

Muhammad Umair Mushtaq   (2012-01-20 11:32)  Punjab Department of Health and Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan

Please note corrections to the following errors. Page references are to the final PDF version.

1. Page 3, Results, second paragraph, lines 7-8:

��overweight and obesity prevalence was 33% (95% CI 31.1-35.3) and 24% (95% CI 22.4-26.2)�� should read ��overweight and obesity prevalence was 8.3% (95% CI 7.1-9.6) and 4.7% (95% CI 3.8-5.7)��.

2. Page 4, Table 2:

The correct values of mean BMI (SD) in column 3 are:
Severely Obese 25.7 (2.9), Obese 23.4 (2.8), Overweight 21.2 (2.9)

The correct values of overweight and obesity according to the IOTF cut-offs in column 6 are:
Obese 4.7 (3.8-5.7), Overweight 8.3 (7.1-9.6).

3. Page 6, second paragraph, lines 1-8:

��Prevalence of overweight by the IOTF cut-offs was twice the prevalence by the WHO 2007 reference (33% versus 17%) and prevalence of obesity by the IOTF cutoffs was three times higher than that calculated by the WHO 2007 reference (24% versus 7.5%). Using IOTF cut-offs for overweight and obesity in Pakistani schoolaged children would result in higher estimates than the WHO 2007 reference.�� should read ��Prevalence of overweight by the IOTF cut-offs was half the prevalence by the WHO 2007 reference (8% versus 17%) and prevalence of obesity by the IOTF cutoffs was two-third of that calculated by the WHO 2007 reference (5% versus 7.5%). Using IOTF cut-offs for overweight and obesity in Pakistani schoolaged children would result in lower estimates than the WHO 2007 reference.��

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Errata for Mushtaq et al. BMC Public Health 2011, 11:724

Muhammad Umair Mushtaq   (2012-01-12 13:17)  Punjab Department of Health and Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan

There are two typographical errors in the final published version of this paper, for which the corresponding author accepts full responsibility. Page references are to the final PDF version.

1. Page 3, Results, second paragraph, lines 1-2:
"... BMI�� 20.7 (5.02) kg/m2..." should read "... BMI�� 16.0 (3.0) kg/m2...��

2. Table 1, column 5:
The correct values of mean and standard deviation (SD) for BMI (kg/m2) are:

Boys
Age: BMI
5 years (61-71 months): 15.2 (2.1)
6 years (72-83 months): 15.3 (2.8)
7 years (84-95 months): 15.5 (2.4)
8 years (96-107 months): 16.1 (2.5)
9 years (108-119 months): 16.4 (3.1)
10 years (120-131 months): 17.2 (3.5)
11 years (132-143 months): 16.5 (2.7)
12 years (144-155 months): 16.1 (2.3)

Girls
Age: BMI
5 years (61-71 months): 14.4 (1.5)
6 years (72-83 months): 14.7 (2.4)
7 years (84-95 months): 15.5 (2.7)
8 years (96-107 months): 15.9 (2.9)
9 years (108-119 months): 17.0 (3.5)
10 years (120-131 months): 17.2 (3.8)
11 years (132-143 months): 17.5 (3.7)
12 years (144-155 months): 16.9 (3.3)

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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