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November 27, 1991

Word Omitted.

JAMA. 1991;266(20):2834. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03470200046032

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—Omission of a word occurred in the last letter in the group entitled "Cholesterol Screening of Children," published in the June 26 issue of THE JOURNAL (1991;265:3246-3249). On page 3249, the last paragraph in the first column should have read as follows: "Considering that in the United States the estimated number of candidates for medical advice and intervention because of high blood cholesterol levels was 63.8 million,7 one might theoretically expect that if all were given pharmaceutical treatment, there would be an excess of 261580 deaths (138 170 men, 123410 women) after 5 years of intervention; these deaths would not have occurred if any drug-lowering cholesterol therapy had not [originally not was omitted] been initiated."