Important correctionBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7040.1194 (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.