# Correction to: Validity of anthropometric equations to estimate infant fat mass at birth and in early infancy

Correction to: BMC Pediatr

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-017-0844-6

Following the publication of article by Cauble et al. , typographical errors were discovered. The Lingwood et al. and Deierlein et al. equations were listed incorrectly. To avoid confusion to the readers, the authors propose to publish a correction. The errors and the corresponding corrections are shown below:

The paper lists the Deierlein equation as:

$$-0.012-0.064\ast \mathrm{gender}\left(1=\mathrm{male};0=\mathrm{female}\right)+\mathbf{0.0024}\ast \mathrm{age}\ \left(\mathrm{days}\right)-0.150\ast \mathrm{body}\ \mathrm{weight}\ \left(\mathrm{kg}\right)+0.055\ast {\mathrm{body}\ \mathrm{weight}}^2\ {\left(\mathrm{kg}\right)}^2+0.046\ast \mathrm{ethnicity}\ \left(1=\mathrm{Hispanic};0=\mathrm{not}\ \mathrm{Hispanic}\right)+0.020\ast \mathrm{sum}\ \mathrm{of}\ 3\ \mathrm{skinfolds}\ \left(\mathrm{triceps},\mathrm{subscapular},\mathrm{and}\ \mathrm{thigh}\right)$$

The correct Deierlein equation is:

$$-0.012-0.064\ast \mathrm{gender}\left(1=\mathrm{male};0=\mathrm{female}\right)+\mathbf{0.024}\ast \mathrm{age}\ \left(\mathrm{days}\right)-0.150\ast \mathrm{body}\ \mathrm{weight}\ \left(\mathrm{kg}\right)+0.055\ast {\mathrm{body}\ \mathrm{weight}}^2\ {\left(\mathrm{kg}\right)}^2+0.046\ast \mathrm{ethnicity}\ \left(1=\mathrm{Hispanic};0=\mathrm{not}\ \mathrm{Hispanic}\right)+0.020\ast \mathrm{sum}\ \mathrm{of}\ 3\ \mathrm{skinfolds}\ \left(\mathrm{triceps},\mathrm{subscapular},\mathrm{and}\ \mathrm{thigh}\right)$$

The paper lists the Lingwood equation as:

$$\mathrm{FFM}=\mathbf{0.057}+0.646\ast \mathrm{weight}\ \left(\mathrm{kg}\right)-0.089\ast \mathrm{gender}\ \left(1=\mathrm{male};2=\mathrm{female}\right)+0.009\ast \mathrm{length}\ \left(\mathrm{cm}\right)$$
$$\mathrm{FM}=\mathrm{weight}-\mathrm{FFM}$$

The correct Lingwood equation is:

$$\mathrm{FFM}=\mathbf{0.507}+0.646\ast \mathrm{weight}\ \left(\mathrm{kg}\right)-0.089\ast \mathrm{gender}\ \left(1=\mathrm{male};2=\mathrm{female}\right)+0.009\ast \mathrm{length}\ \left(\mathrm{cm}\right)$$
$$\mathrm{FM}=\mathrm{weight}-\mathrm{FFM}$$

## Reference

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Cauble JS, Dewi M, Hull HR. Validity of anthropometric equations to estimate infant fat mass at birth and in early infancy. BMC Pediatr. 2017;17:88. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-017-0844-6. 