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Leg length and risk of cancer in the Boyd Orr cohort

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 25 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:867

An error in this paper by D J Gunnell and colleagues from more than a year ago (1998;317:1350-1) has only just come to light. In the final sentence of the first paragraph of the subjects, methods, and results section, the z score for each unit of leg length is 3–4 cm (not 3–4 mm).