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August 5, 1992

Error in Letter.

JAMA. 1992;268(5):604. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490050052024

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—An error occurred in the Letter entitled "Measles in New York City" published in the September 4,1991, issue of THE JOURNAL (1991;266:1220). The second paragraph should have read as follows: "The age distribution of the deaths is different from the overall 1990 confirmed cases. The New York City outbreak is concentrated in unimmunized preschool Latino and African-American children. Nearly one third of the confirmed 1990 cases were in children under 1 year of age, and 70% of the cases occurred in children under 5 years of age. In comparison, only two (11%) of the deaths were in children under the age of 1 year, and only seven (37%) were under the age of 5 years (mean age, 12.2 years [range, 6 months to 38 years]; median age, 7 years). There were six deaths in Latinos, nine in African-Americans, and four in white non-Latinos. Nine of the deaths