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August 12/26, 2013

Errors in Percentages

JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(15):1477. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9183

In the Research Letter titled “Trends in Androgen Prescribing in the United States, 2001 to 2011” by Baillargeon et al, published online June 3, 2013 (2013; doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6895), the second to the last sentence of the Results section should have read “Among all new androgen users (2001-2011), only 74.72% had had their testosterone level measured in the prior 12 months.” The second to the last sentence of the first paragraph of the Discussion section should have read “Third, while 74.72% of men had undergone testing of testosterone levels, we do not know what proportion of those men had low levels.”