Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001
In Reply: Dr Green misinterprets the meaning
of the CIs in our article. While the upper limits of the CIs do cross 1.0
(specifically 1.03 and 1.05), not all values within a CI are equally compatible
with the data.1 In fact, our results are
most consistent with the moderate inverse association between alcohol consumption
and mortality that we described. The tests of trend we present, which have
better power to assess this relationship, also statistically support our conclusions.
Mukamal KJ, Mittleman MA. Alcohol Use as a Prognostic Factor Following Myocardial Infarction—Reply. JAMA. 2001;286(2):165. doi:10.1001/jama.286.2.165