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June 6, 2017

Incorrect Data in Abstract, Text, and Figure

JAMA. 2017;317(21):2239. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.5918

In the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement entitled “Screening for Colorectal Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement”1 published in the June 21, 2016, issue of JAMA, there were data errors in the abstract, text, and a figure. The median age at death from colorectal cancer should have been reported as 73, rather than 68, years in the “Importance” section of the abstract and in the first paragraph of the “Rationale” section in the text. In Figure 3, panel C, column labeled “Middle,” the value reported in the “Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 y” row should have been 12, rather than 11. This article was corrected online. This article was also corrected in August 2016 for an incorrect test name.2

Bibbins-Domingo  K, Grossman  DC, Curry  SJ,  et al; US Preventive Services Task Force.  Screening for colorectal cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.  JAMA. 2016;315(23):2564-2575.PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
 Incorrect test name [correction].  JAMA. 2016;316(5):545.PubMedGoogle Scholar