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July 1997

The Diagnostic Value of the Respiratory Rate in Febrile Children Younger Than 2 Years-Reply

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics University of Washington
Box 356320 Seattle, WA 98915

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997;151(7):748. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1997.02170440109023

We thank Dr Lopes for his careful review of our study.1 As he surmised, in Table 3 of our article,1 the total number of patients in each age group was inadvertently used to compute 95% confidence intervals for the sensitivities, rather than the number of children with pneumonia. We apologize for this, and hope that the error did not confuse readers. The correctedTableis presented; the normal theory method or exact method (for small sample sizes) for obtaining confidence intervals around a point estimate of a binomial distribution was used.2