Vol. 63, No. 48
December 5, 2014
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Errata: Vol. 63, No. 44
WeeklyDecember 5, 2014 / 63(48);1139-1139
In the report, "Arthritis Among Veterans — United States, 2011–2013," several errors occurred.
On page 999, in the first paragraph, the fourth sentence should read as follows: "This report summarizes the results of these analyses, which found that one inthree veterans reported that they had arthritis (34.7%) and that that age-standardized prevalence was higher among veterans than nonveterans across most sociodemographic categories, including sex (age-standardized prevalence among male and female veterans was 25.0% and 31.3%, respectively)."
Also on page 999, in the fourth paragraph, the first sentence should read as follows: "Veterans had a higher overall crude prevalence of reported arthritis than nonveterans, 34.7% (CI = 34.3–35.1) versus 24.0 (CI = 23.8–24.1)."
On page 1000, in Table 1, the characteristics of race/ethnicity, highest educational attainment, employment status, annual household income, and body mass index should have been footnoted using the existing * footnote (i.e., "*Age-standardized to 2000 U.S. projected population [age groups 18–44, 45–64, and ≥65 years]; includes only those for whom age was reported."). Also in Table 1, the n's in the right sided column headings under "Overall" should read as "Overall (n =1,420,290)," Nonveterans (n = 1,277,596)," and "Veterans (n = 184,694)."
Also on page 1000, in the first paragraph, the first two sentences should read as follows: "Among the 50 states and DC, the median state-specific age-standardized arthritis prevalence among veterans was 25.4% (range = 18.8% in Hawaii to 32.7% in West Virginia) (Table 2, Figure). Among male veterans, the median age-standardized state-specific prevalence was 24.7% (range = 18.4% in Hawaii to 32.7% in West Virginia); among women the median was 30.3% (range = 22.4% in Hawaii to 42.7% in Oregon) (Table 2)."
Finally, in the summary box on page 1003, in the "What is added by this report?" section, the second sentence should read as follows: "The analysis found that34.7% of veterans reported having arthritis (35.0% among men and 31.3% among women) and that prevalence was higher among veterans than nonveterans across most sociodemographic categories."
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