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Reply to the John Speakman Critique of “Impact of Obesity on COVID-19 Related Mortality: A Comment on Estimates in Popkin et al (2020)” Published in Obesity Reviews

Citation

Popkin, Barry M.; Du, Shufa; Green, William D.; Beck, Melinda A.; Algaith, Taghred; Herbst, Christopher H.; Alsukait, Reem F.; Alluhidan, Mohammed; Alazemi, Nahar; & Shekar, Meera (Online ahead of print). Reply to the John Speakman Critique of "Impact of Obesity on COVID-19 Related Mortality: A Comment on Estimates in Popkin et al (2020)" Published in Obesity Reviews. Obesity Reviews.

Abstract

The author falls into a common problem for individuals not well schooled in epidemiological methods. We used for this study: odds ratios. These are different from relative risks. Moreover, we combined all obesity categories (often individuals with obesity and individuals with morbid obesity were presented separately). We combined them. In addition, for articles where the authors did not calculate RR's or ORs, we calculated them.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obr.13259

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Reply

Year Published

Online ahead of print

Journal Title

Obesity Reviews

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.
Du, Shufa
Green, William D.
Beck, Melinda A.
Algaith, Taghred
Herbst, Christopher H.
Alsukait, Reem F.
Alluhidan, Mohammed
Alazemi, Nahar
Shekar, Meera