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February 14, 1986

Incorrect Values and Wording

JAMA. 1986;255(6):748. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370060062020

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Several errors occurred in the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION entitled "The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Plasma Catecholamines and Blood Pressure in Patients With Mild Essential Hypertension," published in the Nov 8 issue of The Journal (1985; 254:2609-2613). On page 2609, the first sentence of the synopsisabstract should have read as follows: "The effects of a 16-week aerobic exercise program on blood pressure and plasma catecholamine levels were evaluated in 56 patients with baseline diastolic blood pressure of 90 to 104 [not '140'] mm Hg." On the same page, the first sentence in the first column should have read as follows: "Epidemiologic studies show an increased risk in sedentary and physically unfit [not 'unit'] groups for the development of hypertension." On page 2611, in Table 1, the first entry under the subheading "P Value" should have read as follows: "<.05 [not '>.05']," and on page 2612, the second complete sentence in the