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Correction to: Anthropometric and metabolic indices in assessment of type and severity of dyslipidemia

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Journal of Physiological AnthropologyAn official journal of the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology (JSPA)201736:40

  • Received: 13 November 2017
  • Accepted: 13 November 2017
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The original article was published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:19


After the publication of this work [1] an error was noticed in one of the formulas. Due to an oversight, a typographical error was identified in the formula for body roundness index (BRI) on page 3 of the article. The printed formula is:
$$ Body Roundness Index\;(BRI)=364.2-365.5\times \sqrt{1-\left(\frac{\left( WC/{\left(2\pi \right)}^2\right)}{{\left(0.5\;x\; Height\right)}^2}\right)} $$
However, the correct formula for BRI is as follows [24].
$$ Body Roundness Index\;(BRI)=364.2-365.5\times \sqrt{1-\left(\frac{{\left( WC/\left(2\pi \right)\right)}^2}{{\left(0.5\;x\; Height\right)}^2}\right)} $$



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Authors’ Affiliations

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 54590, Pakistan


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