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October 6, 1993

Errors in Text.

JAMA. 1993;270(13):1548. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03510130054031

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Abstract

—In the Original Contribution entitled "Family History, Age, and Risk of Breast Cancer: Prospective Data From the Nurses' Health Study," published in the July 21, 1993, issue of The JOURNAL (1993;270:338-343), three errors occurred. First, on page 338, the final sentence in the "Conclusions" section of the abstract should read as follows: "Overall, within this population of middle-aged women, only 6.0% [not 2.5%] of breast cancer cases are attributable to a positive family history." Second, on page 339, the final sentence under "Statistical Analysis" should conclude as follows: "... the prevalence of family history in the study cases [not population].20" And third, in the "Comment" section, on page 342, the eighth sentence in the full paragraph in the third column should read as follows: "The overall maternal inherited genetic contribution within this cohort appears to be small; within this population of middle-aged women, only 6.0% [not 2.5%] of cases were

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