Erratum: Vol.70, No. 37

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In the report “Longitudinal Trends in Body Mass Index Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Persons Aged 2–19 Years — United States, 2018–2020,” on page 1279, the third sentence of the first full paragraph should have read, “Based on initial BMI, obesity prevalence was 16.0%, including 4.8% with severe obesity.” On page 1280, the last sentence should have read, “Weight gain at this rate over 6 months is estimated to result in 6.1 and 7.3 pounds, respectively, compared with 2.7 pounds in a person with healthy weight.” On page 1281, the figure title should have read, “Estimated body mass index before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, by initial body mass index category, stratified by age group — IQVIA Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records Database, United States, January 2018–November 2020.”

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