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September 11, 1996

Incorrect Data.

JAMA. 1996;276(10):784. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540100028023

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Abstract

Incorrect Data.  —In the Original Contribution entitled "Mortality Following Inpatient Addictions Treatment: Role of Tobacco Use in a Community-Based Cohort," published in the April 10, 1996, issue of THE JOURNAL (1996; 275:1097-1103), incorrect data appeared in the text and in Table 2. On page 1097, the sixth sentence in the "Results" section of the abstract should read, "Of these 214 deaths, 50.9% (109) had a tobacco-related and 36.0% (77) had an alcohol-related underlying cause (P<.001)."On page 1099, in the second paragraph of "Results," the fifth through ninth sentences should read as follows: "Alcohol-related conditions accounted for 36.0% (77) of deaths and were more than four times the number expected. The proportion of deaths from tobacco-related causes significantly exceeded that from alcohol-related conditions (P<.001). When the deaths were subclassified into four groups based on whether the cause of death was alcohol or tobacco related, there were 64 deaths

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