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December 2016

Misrepresentation of Data and Typographical Error

JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(12):1295. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.2935

In the Original Investigation article by Rockett et al titled “Self-injury Mortality in the United States in the Early 21st Century: A Comparison With Proximally Ranked Diseases,” published online August 24, 2016,1 there was a summary misrepresentation of data in the Conclusions and Relevance section of the Abstract and the Conclusions section as well as a typographical error in Table 1. The first sentences of both the conclusions should read, “The burgeoning SIM [self-injury mortality] rate has converged with the mortality rate for diabetes, but there is a 6-fold differential in the proportion of SIM vs diabetes deaths involving people younger than 55 years and SIM is increasingly affecting women relative to men.” Additionally, the ninth row under “Sex-adjusted model fit” in Table 1 should read “Sex (male).” This article was corrected online.

Rockett  IRH, Lilly  CL, Jia  H,  et al.  Self-injury mortality in the United States in the early 21st century: a comparison with proximally ranked diseases  [published online August 24, 2016].  JAMA Psychiatry. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.1870PubMedGoogle Scholar