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Smoking and dementia in male British doctors: prospective study

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 08 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:82

A formula was incomplete in this paper by Richard Doll and colleagues (22 April, pp 1097-102). In the last sentence of the statistical methods section the formula for the 95% confidence limit of the relative risk should have been given as: “exp (b ± SE × 1.96) [not exp(b SE 1.96)], where b is the log relative risk and SE its standard error.”


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