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Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of stunting and thinness among Pakistani primary school children

Muhammad Umair Mushtaq*, Sibgha Gull, Usman Khurshid, Ubeera Shahid, Mushtaq Ahmad Shad and Arif Mahmood Siddiqui

BMC Public Health 2011, 11:790  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-790

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Errata for Mushtaq et al. BMC Public Health 2011, 11:790

Muhammad Umair Mushtaq   (2012-01-12 13:18)  Punjab Department of Health and Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan

There are four 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 4, Thinness, lines 1-2:
"... BMI�� 20.7 (5.02) kg/m2..."
should read
"... BMI�� 16.0 (3.0) kg/m2...��

2. Table 5, column 4:
The correct values of Mean BMI (SD) (kg/m2) are:
Severe Thinness: 11.5 (1.2)
Thinness: 12.6 (1.1)
Mild Thinness: 14.0 (0.7)
Total: 16.0 (3.0)

3. Page 5, first paragraph, lines 2-5:
��According to the IOTF cutoffs, thinness grade 1 was observed in 1.2% (95% CI 0.8-1.8, n = 22) children and thinness grades 2 and 3 were observed in only four and five children respectively.��
should read
��According to the IOTF cutoffs, thinness grade 1 was observed in 18.6% (95% CI 16.9-20.4, n=346) children and thinness grades 2 and 3 were observed in 6.2% (95% CI 5.2-7.4, n=115) and 3.6% (95% CI 2.9-4.6, n=67) children respectively.��

4. Page 6, first paragraph, lines 6-9:
��Thinness prevalence by the IOTF cut-offs was very low and grade 1 thinness corresponded to severe thinness by the WHO reference.��
should read
��Thinness prevalence by the IOTF cut-offs was comparable to the WHO reference. IOTF Grade 1 thinness corresponded to mild thinness (19% versus 23%), IOTF Grade 2 thinness corresponded to thinness (6% versus 10%) and IOTF Grade 3 thinness corresponded to severe thinness (4% versus 3%) by the WHO reference.��

M.U. Mushtaq, et al.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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