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May 1994

Correction and Amplification

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1994;51(5):429. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1994.03950050089012

In reexamining the data on comorbidity from the Puerto Rico Child Psychiatry Epidemiologic Study that appeared in the December 1988 issue of the Archives, we have discovered an error in Table 5 (page 1124) of that article1 in the number of children reported as having anxiety disorders. Because of a computer programming error, only those with separation anxiety disorder and phobias (n=18) were originally included as having anxiety disorders on this table. Fifteen children with other anxiety disorders had been left out (correct total, n=96). A revised Table appears here.

For the same reason, the overall comorbidity rates appearing in the text on page 1124 of the article were also misstated. Of the 265 children who were classified as having one or more DSM-III diagnoses, 221 (rather than 215) fell into one or more of the supraordinate domains of psychopathology. Of those, 48.9% (53.2%