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Comment & Response
November 5, 2018

Notice of Duplicate Publication: Performance of the Simplified American Academy of Pediatrics Table to Screen Elevated Blood Pressure in Children

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shandong University, Jinan, China
JAMA Pediatr. Published online November 5, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.4068

To the Editor. On behalf of my coauthors, I write to report duplication of our article, “Performance of the Simplified American Academy of Pediatrics Table to Screen Elevated Blood Pressure in Children,” published online on August 13, 2018, in JAMA Pediatrics,1 with another article, “Simplified Blood Pressure Tables Based on Different Height Percentiles for Screening Elevated Blood Pressure in Children,” that was published online in the Journal of Hypertension2 in July 2018. Both studies used the same data set: 6816 children aged 8 to 12 years from 9 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted from 1999-2000 to 2015-2016 and from 3145 children aged 5 to 12 years from NHANES III conducted between 1988 and 1994, and both studies examined the performance of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) simplified table to screen elevated blood pressure in children. The JAMA Pediatrics article was submitted on April 5, 2018, and accepted for publication on May 3, 2018, after 2 revisions. The Journal of Hypertension article2 was submitted on May 16, 2018, and accepted for publication on July 2, 2018. Neither article includes a reference to the other, and we failed to inform the editors of JAMA Pediatrics of this related article.2

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