Correction: Seven-year longitudinal change in risk factors for non-communicable diseases in rural Kerala, India: The WHO STEPS approach

PLOS ONE, Aug 2017

The PLOS ONE staff

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Correction: Seven-year longitudinal change in risk factors for non-communicable diseases in rural Kerala, India: The WHO STEPS approach

August Correction: Seven-year longitudinal change in risk factors for non-communicable diseases in rural Kerala, India: The WHO STEPS approach The PLOS ONE staff Table 3 appears incorrectly. Please see the complete, correct Table 3 here. The publisher apoloOPEN ACCESS - gizes for the error. Current smokingb Current smokeless tobacco usec Alcohol used No daily intake of fruits and vegetables Physical inactivitye Overweightf Obesityg Central obesityh Hypertensioni Follow-up (2010) Age-adjusted odds ratioa (95% p value CI) 0.8 (0.6 to 1.1)Ð CI; confidence interval. Data are n (%) or odds ratio (95% CI). a Estimated using the generalized estimating equation by including age as a covariate in a binomial logistic regression model with an exchangeable working correlation matrix and robust standard errors. b Smoked any tobacco products in the last 30 days [2]. c Used any smokeless tobacco products in the last 30 days [2]. d Drank at least one standard drink of alcohol (30 ml of spirits, 285 ml of beer or 120 ml of wine) in the last 12 months [2]. e No history of moderate or vigorous physical activity at work and leisure, and do not walk or bicycle for travel [2]. f Body mass index 23 kg/m2 but <25 kg/m2 according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Asia Pacific guidelines [14]. g Body mass index 25 kg/m2 according to the WHO Asia Pacific guidelines [14]. h Waist circumference 90 cm for men and 80 cm for women according to the WHO Asia Pacific guidelines [14]. i Systolic blood pressure 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure 90 mmHg and/or current use of anti-hypertensive medications according to the Joint National committee 7 criteria [15]. Reference 1.


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The PLOS ONE staff. Correction: Seven-year longitudinal change in risk factors for non-communicable diseases in rural Kerala, India: The WHO STEPS approach, PLOS ONE, 2017, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183379