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May 3, 2010

Error in Figure 3, Text and Cited Reference in: Long-term Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Nurse Home Visitation on the Life Course of Youths: 19-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Trial

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(5):424. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.73

Error in Figure 3, Text and Cited Reference. In the article titled “Long-term Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Nurse Home Visitation on the Life Course of Youths: 19-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Trial” by Eckenrode et al, published in the January issue of the Archives (2010;164[1]:9-15), there were several instances of misinformation. In the “Comment” section, page 14, left-hand column, complete paragraph 3, lines 9 through 11 stated, “For example, at age 23 years, there were no program effects of the Perry Preschool Program on high school graduations rates.” The wrong study was referenced. The text should have read as follows: “A follow-up study of the Perry Preschool Program through age 40 years has shown significantly more program females than no-program females graduated from regular high school or adult high school or obtained General Education Development certification (88% to 46%), while there was not a program effect for males (69% to 68%).” The appropriate citation to this study (page 15, right-hand column, reference 5) should have read as follows: “Schweinhart LJ, Montie J, Xiang Z, et al. Lifetime Effects: The Highscope Perry Preschool Study Through Age 40. Ypsilanti, MI: HighScope Press; 2005. In addition, Figure 3 (page 13, right-hand column) incorrectly indicated that the nurse-visited and control group male children's counts of arrest cross at child age 15 years; they actually cross at age 17 years, with nurse-visited males being consistently, but nonsignificantly lower than males in the control group prior to that age. The corrected figure and its legend are reproduced here.

Figure 3.
Estimates of the rates of arrest from cubic regressions by treatment and the youth's sex using a generalized linear model assuming a negative binomial distribution and a log link. Comparison group (n = 140); the prenatal and infancy nurse-visited group (n = 91). Error bars represent 1 SE.

Estimates of the rates of arrest from cubic regressions by treatment and the youth's sex using a generalized linear model assuming a negative binomial distribution and a log link. Comparison group (n = 140); the prenatal and infancy nurse-visited group (n = 91). Error bars represent 1 SE.

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