Intersalt revisited: further analyses of 24 sodium excretion and blood pressure within and across populations

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 23 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:458

An author error, only recently noticed, occurred in this paper last year by Professor Elliott and others (18 May 1996, pp 1249-53). The values in the second line of data in table 3) should have read 8.8, 5.2, 5.3, and 5.7 [not 10.1, 5.5, 6.2, and 6.3]. The probabilities remain the same. A related error occurred in a commentary by the same group of authors to another article in the same issue (pp 1285-7). The numbers in the second of the four sets of plots in figure 1) should have read b (SE)=9.0 (1.7) mm Hg [for 52 samples] and b (SE) 7.0 (2.9) mm Hg [for 48 samples].

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