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June 2017

Error in Data Presentation in Figure and Text

JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(6):896. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1697

In the Invited Commentary titled “The Last (Randomized) Word on Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms,” published in the December 2016 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine,1 incorrect numbers for total deaths were used for the Western Australian trial. In the Figure, 9739 should replace 9649 for the number of events in the Screening group and 9832 should replace 9734 for the number of events in the No Screening group. The summary results in the Figure should then read as follows: risk ratio 0.987; 95% CI, 0.975-0.998; P = .02. Although these changes did not affect the conclusions, they slightly altered the second and third sentences in the seventh paragraph of the text, which should now read: “The combined result remains statistically significant (risk ratio, 0.987; 95% CI, 0.975-0.998; P = .02) when all Western Australian participants are included. When only the Western Australian men 65 to 74 years old are included, the result is similar (risk ratio, 0.986; 95% CI, 0.973-0.999; P = .03).” This article was corrected online.

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