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Erratum to: prevalence and socioeconomic correlates of overweight and obesity among Pakistani primary school children

  • Muhammad Umair Mushtaq1, 2Email author,
  • Sibgha Gull3,
  • Hussain Muhammad Abdullah1,
  • Ubeera Shahid1,
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Shad2 and
  • Javed Akram1
BMC Public Health201212:532

https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-532

Received: 4 July 2012

Accepted: 4 July 2012

Published: 20 July 2012

The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2011 11:724

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Since the publication of our article [1], we have noticed some errors in the final published version, for which the corresponding author accepts full responsibility. Page references are to the final PDF version.

Page 3: Results, second paragraph

Lines 1-2: "BMI… 20.7 (5.02) kg/m2…" should read "BMI… 16.0 (3.0) kg/m2…”

Lines 6-8: “According to the IOTF cut-offs, overweight and obesity prevalence was 33 % (95 % CI 31.1-35.3) and 24 % (95 % CI 22.4-26.2) respectively” should read “According to the IOTF cut-offs, overweight and obesity prevalence was 8.3 % (95 % CI 7.1-9.6) and 4.7 % (95 % CI 3.8-5.7) respectively”

Page 4: Table 1

Table 1

Mean and standard deviation (SD) for height, weight and BMI of primary school children in Lahore, Pakistan (n = 1860)

Characteristics

n

Height (cm)

Weight (kg)

BMI (kg/m2)

Boys (n = 977)

5 years (61-71 months)

84

113.7 (7.3)

19.9 (4.6)

15.2 (2.1)

6 years (72-83 months)

161

118.3 (5.9)

21.6 (5.0)

15.3 (2.8)

7 years (84-95 months)

160

122.9 (8.0)

23.5 (5.1)

15.5 (2.4)

8 years (96-107 months)

158

128.7 (7.6)

26.9 (5.9)

16.1 (2.5)

9 years (108-119 months)

161

134.2 (8.1)

29.7 (7.6)

16.4 (3.1)

10 years (120-131 months)

147

138.4 (8.0)

33.3 (9.5)

17.2 (3.5)

11 years (132-143 months)

69

138.6 (7.7)

31.8 (6.8)

16.5 (2.7)

12 years (144-155 months)

37

140.0 (8.3)

31.8 (7.3)

16.1 (2.3)

Girls (n = 883)

5 years (61-71 months)

72

115.4 (7.3)

19.3 (3.2)

14.4 (1.5)

6 years (72-83 months)

143

119.1 (7.6)

21.0 (4.9)

14.7 (2.4)

7 years (84-95 months)

157

124.0 (6.3)

24.0 (5.5)

15.5 (2.7)

8 years (96-107 months)

159

128.1 (7.1)

26.4 (6.8)

15.9 (2.9)

9 years (108-119 months)

151

133.3 (7.8)

30.4 (8.2)

17.0 (3.5)

10 years (120-131 months)

120

138.4 (9.3)

33.3 (10.1)

17.2 (3.8)

11 years (132-143 months)

62

143.3 (9.6)

36.5 (11.0)

17.5 (3.7)

12 years (144-155 months)

19

146.0 (9.4)

36.4 (9.9)

16.9 (3.3)

The values for mean and standard deviation (SD) for BMI (kg/m2) are revised.

Page 4: Table 2

The values for mean BMI (SD) and overweight and obesity prevalence according to the IOTF cut-offs are revised.
Table 2

Prevalence of overweight and obesity among primary school children in Lahore, Pakistan (n = 1860)

   

WHO 2007

 

IOTF

IOTF

Characteristics

n

Mean BMI (SD)

% (95 % CI)

Mean BMI-for-age z-score (SD)

% (95 % CI)

 

Severely obese

36

25.7 (2.9)

1.9 (1.3-2.6) a

3.7 (0.7)

  

Obese

140

23.4 (2.8)

7.5 (6.3-8.7) b

2.8 (0.7)

4.7 (3.8-5.7) d

 

Overweight

316

21.2 (2.9)

17.0 (15.4-18.8) c

2.0 (0.8)

8.3 (7.1-9.6) e

 

Total sample

1860

16.0 (3.0)

 

-0.3 (1.5)

  

a > +3SD, b > +2SD, c > +1SD of World Health Organization (WHO) 2007 BMI-for-age reference.

d, eInternational Obesity Task Force (IOTF) cut-offs for obesity and overweight respectively.

Page 5: Figure 1

Figure 1

Grade- and gender- specific mean BMI among primary school children in Lahore, Pakistan (n = 1860).

The values for grade- and gender- specific mean BMI are revised.

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. A relatively lower overweight and obesity prevalence with use of the IOTF cut-offs as compared to the WHO reference had been reported elsewhere [2, 3].”

In present study, the estimates for overweight included obese children.

Notes

Declarations

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Ubeera Memorial Research Society, Allama Iqbal Medical College
(2)
District Health Office Nankana Sahib, Punjab Department of Health
(3)
King Edward Medical University

References

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  4. Pre-publication history

    1. The pre-publication history for this paper can be accessed here:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/532/prepub

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