WILLIAM C. TAYLOR, M.D.; THEODORE M. PASS, Ph.D.; DONALD S. SHEPARD, Ph.D.; ANTHONY L. KOMAROFF, M.D.
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To the editor: Appendix Table 1 in our paper on cholesterol reduction and life expectancy (1) contains a transpositional error in the list of unstandardized age-specific beta coefficients for the relationship of serum cholesterol level to risk of death from ischemic heart disease for women. The correct coefficients are as follows:
Because the incorrect coefficients were used for the calculations in our article, some of the results we reported for women were slightly incorrect. The correct results are as follows:
Other results for women, and all results for men, are correct as reported in the paper. The magnitude of
TAYLOR WC, PASS TM, SHEPARD DS, KOMAROFF AL. Correction: Appendix Table 1 in Article on Cholesterol Reduction and Life Expectancy. Ann Intern Med. ;108:314. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-2-314
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(2):314.
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