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Body mass index and measures of body fat for defining obesity and underweight: a cross-sectional, population-based study

  • Julie A Pasco1, 2Email author,
  • Kara L Holloway1,
  • Amelia G Dobbins1,
  • Mark A Kotowicz1, 2,
  • Lana J Williams1 and
  • Sharon L Brennan1, 2
BMC Obesity20141:9

Received: 17 February 2014

Accepted: 9 June 2014

Published: 23 June 2014

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Original Submission
17 Feb 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Mar 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Masaharu Kagawa
16 Mar 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anna Peeters
23 Apr 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Indu Waidyatilaka
16 May 2014 Author responded Author comments - Julie Pasco
Resubmission - Version 2
16 May 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Jun 2014 Editorially accepted
23 Jun 2014 Article published 10.1186/2052-9538-1-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Epi-Centre for Healthy Ageing, School of Medicine, IMPACT SRC, Deakin University
NorthWest Academic Centre, The University of Melbourne