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March 2018

Incorrect Wave 4 Reporting

JAMA Psychiatry. 2018;75(3):303. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.4412

In the article titled “Accuracy of Reports of Lifetime Mental and Physical Disorders: Results From the Baltimore Epidemiological Catchment Area Study,” published online January 8, 2014, and in the March 2014 issue of JAMA Psychiatry,1 an error occurred in the reporting of wave 4 diagnoses for obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, and alcohol use disorder. The wave 4 diagnoses for these disorders were actually based on reports of these disorders since wave 3 and not the whole lifetime. This has likely led to some underreporting of lifetime disorders at wave 4. The primary data for all waves, the data analysis, and the data presented throughout the article were reviewed but remained unaltered.2 More important, none of the study’s conclusions were affected. This article was corrected online.

Takayanagi  Y, Spira  AP, Roth  KB, Gallo  JJ, Eaton  WW, Mojtabai  R.  Accuracy of reports of lifetime mental and physical disorders: results from the Baltimore Epidemiological Catchment Area study.  JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(3):273-280.PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
Takayanagi  Y, Spira  AP, Mojtabai  R.  Incorrect wave 4 reporting  [published online January 24, 2018].  JAMA Psychiatry. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.4368Google Scholar