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July 5, 1995

Hypertension in the Elderly: Correction and Clarification-Reply

Author Affiliations

Memorial Veterans Hospital San Antonio, Tex
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

JAMA. 1995;274(1):25. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530010039025
Abstract

In Reply.  —Thank you for pointing out the error in the legend to Figure 1. "HTN Coop" refers to the Hypertension-Stroke Cooperative Study Group. Data in Figure 1 are derived from the HTN Coop study (as is indicated in the legend to the figure) and not from the HDFP study. No data in Figure 1 are given for the HDFP because cause-specific morbidity and mortality data for elderly persons that were not adjusted for other factors such as race and sex were not found. Figure 2 references are correct with the right panel relevant to younger adults citing original reference 31 (overall HDFP results) and the left panel relevant to older adults citing original reference 4 (HDFP total mortality data for older subjects).Thank you for also citing HDFP data relating to stroke. We agree that this trial showed that stepped care treatment resulted in greater reductions in both fatal

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