Important correction

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1194

Income distribution and mortality: cross sectional ecological study of the Robin Hood index in the United States

A data transposition error occurred in table 4 of this paper by Bruce P Kennedy et al (20 April, pp 1004-7). The corrected data are presented below. This correction indicates that the Gini coefficient measure of income inequality is also strongly associated with mortality, contrary to the authors' initial conclusions.

Table 4

Correlations between cause of death and Gini coefficient

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