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Birth weight of offspring and insulin resistance in late adulthood: cross sectional survey

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 07 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:527

The authors of this paper, Debbie A Lawlor and colleagues (17 August, pp 359-62), have alerted us to an error in the results section. The first sentence of the fourth paragraph should read: “The odds of maternal insulin resistance (top quarter of HOMA score [not “birth weight”] compared with lowest three quarters [not “all other participants”], adjusted by age) decreased with increasing birth weight of offspring (odds ratio 0.85; 95% confidence interval 0.71 to 1.00).” The HOMA score is the homoeostasis model assessment score.


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