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Jornal de Pediatria

On-line version ISSN 1678-4782

J. Pediatr. (Rio J.) vol.81 no.3 Porto Alegre May/June 2005 



Evaluation of the nutritional status of preterm newborns



Dear Editor,

While analyzing the article by Gianini et al.,1 I noticed that the study contains an error in table 4. The results of the linear regression are erroneously described as odds ratio. Comparing this with table 3, the error is confirmed.


José Luiz Muniz Bandeira Duarte

PhD. Adjunct professor, Department of Mothers and Children Healthcare, Biomedical Center, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil



1. Gianini NM, Vieira AA, Moreira ME. Avaliação dos fatores associados ao estado nutricional na idade corrigida de termo em recém-nascidos de muito baixo peso. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2005;81:34-40.



Authors' reply



Dear Editor:

we are grateful for the opportunity offered by the reader José Luiz Muniz Bandeira Duarte to correct an error in table 4, of the article entitled Evaluation of the nutritional status at 40 weeks corrected gestational age in a cohort of very low birth weight infants, published in issue 1 of volume 80. The reader points out that there is information on an odds ratio in a table whose results had been analyzed by multivariate linear regression. The reader is correct in identifying the error, since, in fact, the column that says odds ratio should says b. We would, therefore, like to request that the table be published once more in this section in its corrected form:



We emphasize that this error in no way affects the analysis of the results presented.


Nicole M. Gianini

MSc. Instituto Fernandes Figueiras/FIOCRUZ (IFF/FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Alan Araújo Vieira

MSc. IFF/FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Maria E. L. Moreira

Researcher. IFF/FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


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