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February 26, 1988

Incorrect Reprint Footnote, Incorrect Wording, and Missing Acknowledgment.

JAMA. 1988;259(8):1182. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03720080018020

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—Five corrections should be made in the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION entitled "Oral Contraceptives and Cervical Cancer Risk in Costa Rica: Detection Bias or Causal Association?" published in the Jan 1 issue of THE JOURNAL (1988;259:59-64). On page 59, at the bottom of the first column, the third footnote should have read as follows: "Reprints not available." The last sentence on page 59 should have read as follows: "Between September 1984 and February 1985, we identified 938 eligible control women 25 to 59 years [not '58 years'] of age at the time of interview through a nationwide household survey." On page 62, the second sentence in the third full paragraph in the third column should have read as follows: "Women who had used OCs recently were more likely than women who had last ['last' was omitted] used OCs in the distant past to have had a recent Pap smear, which might lead