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Impact of instrument error on the estimated prevalence of overweight and obesity in population-based surveys

  • Anna Biehl1, 2Email author,
  • Ragnhild Hovengen1,
  • Haakon E Meyer1, 3,
  • Jøran Hjelmesæth2,
  • Jørgen Meisfjord1,
  • Else-Karin Grøholt1,
  • Mathieu Roelants4, 5 and
  • Bjørn Heine Strand1
Contributed equally
BMC Public Health201313:146

Received: 25 September 2012

Accepted: 13 February 2013

Published: 18 February 2013

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Original Submission
25 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gisel Padula
17 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dale Wagner
30 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Anna Biehl
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Feb 2013 Editorially accepted
18 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-146

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
The Morbid Obesity Centre, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Norway
Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway
Laboratory of Anthropogenetics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
Department of Public Health, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium