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“Methods to Detect and Eliminate Outliers in Childhood Obesity Data”

Project Leader:      

Mallik Rettiganti, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dr. Rettiganti will look at the challenges that come from longitudinal studies, with one major issue being the presence of outlying observations. Outlying observations are those data points that deviate from the rest of the data. These observations can cause incorrect conclusions if they are not properly accounted for. The project will evaluate methods to detect outliers in longitudinal studies in the field of obesity research through systematic examination of Arkansas’ 12-year longitudinal BMI database.

13 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202
501-364-3340 
CCOP@uams.edu
The Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P20GM109096. The content of this website and research reported in publications resulting from work performed under this Award are solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.