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May 2, 2007

Incorrect Data in: Vitamin E and Respiratory Tract Infections in Elderly Nursing Home Residents: A Randomized Controlled Trial

JAMA. 2007;297(17):1882. doi:10.1001/jama.297.17.1882

Incorrect Data: In the Original Contribution entitled “Vitamin E and Respiratory Tract Infections in Elderly Nursing Home Residents: A Randomized Controlled Trial” published in the August 18, 2004, issue of JAMA (2004;292:828-836), incorrect nutritional status data appear in Table 2. The corrected table appears here. In addition, the text referring to the table on page 832 should read as follows: “Except for vitamin E, the level of micronutrients did not change significantly during the study period in either group. Plasma vitamin E levels increased significantly in the vitamin E group, which doubled after 3 months of supplementation with no further change (mean [SD], 1141 [391] vs 2119 [689] μg/dL before and after supplementation, respectively, P<.001). No significant change in serum vitamin E levels was observed in the placebo group (1148 [429] vs 1209 [408] μg/dL before and after supplementation, respectively). The fraction of participants with low vitamin D and B6 levels decreased in both groups (Table 2), with no significant difference between treatments in change over time. Significantly fewer participants had low hemoglobin levels in the vitamin E group after supplementation (Table 2). The fraction of participants with low hemoglobin levels in each group did not change significantly over time. Low serum zinc levels were equally prevalent in both groups (Table 2).”

Table 2. Nutritional Status of Elderly Persons Before and After Supplementation, by Treatment Group*
Table 2. Nutritional Status of Elderly Persons Before and After Supplementation, by Treatment Group*
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