BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1253

Inequality in income and mortality in the United States: analysis of mortality and potential pathways

A production error occurred in this paper by George A Kaplan and colleagues (20 April, pp 999-1003) in which the minus signs were deleted from some correlation coefficients (r). Thus in the results section of the abstract (p 999) and in the key messages (p 1003) the coefficient should be -0.62 (not 0.62). Similarly, in results under income distribution and mortality (p 1000) the two coefficients should be -0.62 and -0.76; in the section under income distribution and other health outcomes (p 1001) the coefficients should be -0.74, -0.70, -0.67, and -0.65; and in the section under trends in mortality and inequality (p 1001) the coefficients should be -0.45 and -0.62 in the first sentence of the first paragraph and -0.53 in the last sentence of the second paragraph: In the discussion the coefficients should be -0.28, -0.06, -0.62, -0.59, -0.51, -0.52 in the second and third paragraphs (pp 1001-2) and -0.53 in the fifth sentence under macroeconomic effects (p 1003).


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