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Using thresholds based on risk of cardiovascular disease to target treatment for hypertension: modelling events averted and number treated

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 27 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1436

Confusion over denominators led to an error in this paper by Simon Baker and colleagues (11 March, pp 680-5). In table 1 the denominators for women receiving treatment should have been 322 (not 316) for those aged 35-49 years and 353 (not 300) for those aged 50-64.