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International Breastfeeding Journal

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Correction to: Effects of early feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity in a cohort of HIV unexposed South African infants and children

  • Vundli Ramokolo1, 2Email author,
  • Carl Lombard3,
  • Meera Chhagan^2, 4, 5,
  • Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen2,
  • Tanya Doherty1, 4,
  • Ameena E. Goga1, 7,
  • Lars Thore Fadnes2, 6,
  • Wanga Zembe1,
  • Debra J. Jackson4 and
  • Jan Van den Broeck^2
^Deceased
International Breastfeeding Journal201712:47

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-017-0138-5

Received: 30 October 2017

Accepted: 2 November 2017

Published: 13 November 2017

The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:14

Correction

After publication of this article [1] it was brought to our attention that there were errors in the text under the heading ‘Data cleaning’, and in Table 3. The corrected text and updated Table 3 are given in this erratum.

“Anthropometric measurement values and Z-scores were flagged for verification if any of the following criteria were met: WAZ < −6 or >5, WLZ < −5 or >5, LAZ < −6 or >6, WLZ > 3 and LAZ < −3; 2) extreme changes in LAZ and WLZ (greater than 2.5 or 3) between consecutive visits; 3) BMI-for-age Z-score ≥ 6. All the flagged anthropometric observations were assessed and values treated as missing if no plausible explanation was determined.”

Correction

After publication of this article [1] it was brought to our attention that there were errors in the text under the heading ‘Data cleaning’, and in Table 3. The corrected text and updated Table 3 are given in this erratum.
Table 3

Period-1 (the 3/6 week–12 week) and period-2 (12–24 weeks) mean weight velocity (WVZ) and length velocity (LVZ) by infant feedinga

3 week feeding

Period 1: 3/6–12 weeks

Never breastfed

Breastfedc

 

n

mean ± SD

n

mean ± SD

P-valueb

WVZP1 (N = 522)

60

1.58 ± 1.72

462

0.99 ± 1.60

<0.01

LVZP1 (N = 402)

46

1.69 ± 2.62

356

1.37 ± 2.44

0.41

12 week feeding

Period 2: 12–24 weeks

Never breastfed

Breastfedc

 

n

mean ± SD

n

mean ± SD

P-valueb

WVZP2 (N = 494)

98

1.07 ± 1.75

394

0.64 ± 1.57

0.02

LVZP2 (N = 477)

93

0.82 ± 2.62

382

0.85 ± 2.52

0.93

aValues are mean ± SD of velocity Z-scores based on WHO standard. LVZ length velocity Z-score, P1 Period, P2 Period-2, WVZ weight velocity Z-score

bStudent test P values for group comparisons a 5% significance level

cChildren received breast milk in addition to other solids and liquids

“Anthropometric measurement values and Z-scores were flagged for verification if any of the following criteria were met: WAZ < −6 or >5, WLZ < −5 or >5, LAZ < −6 or >6, WLZ > 3 and LAZ < −3; 2) extreme changes in LAZ and WLZ (greater than 2.5 or 3) between consecutive visits; 3) BMI-for-age Z-score ≥ 6. All the flagged anthropometric observations were assessed and values treated as missing if no plausible explanation was determined.”

Notes

Declarations

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council
(2)
Centre for International Health, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
(3)
Biostatistics Unit, South African Medical Research Council
(4)
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
(5)
Department of Pediatrics, University of KwaZulu Natal
(6)
Department of Clinical Dentistry, University of Bergen
(7)
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Kalafong Hospital, University of Pretoria

Reference

  1. Ramokolo V, et al. Effects of early feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity in a cohort of HIV unexposed South African infants and children. Int Breastfeed J. 2015;10:14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-015-0041-x.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar

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