Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
In the article appearing on page e355, volume 32, number 9, several errors in the text occurred. Percent signs were incorrectly used when per mille signs were appropriate in some instances magnifying the mortality rates significantly. Below are the corrected sentences in which percent signs are replaced by per mille signs.
Abstract, Results, 1st sentence: “Childhood mortality due to infectious diseases decreased by 89%, from 0.12‰ in 1969 to 0.013‰ in 2004, and neonatal mortality by 69%, from 0.50‰) to 0.16‰.”
Materials and Methods, 3rd paragraph, 1st sentence: “Mortality rates were calculated in proportion to those at risk of dying (ie, all living children in the same age group) and rounded to deaths per 1000 children (‰).”
Results, Childhood Mortality due to Infections, 1st paragraph, 2nd sentence: “Infection mortality declined by 89%, from 0.12‰ (95% CI:0.10–0.15‰) in 1969 to 0.013‰ (95% CI: 0.007–0.023‰) in 2004.”
Results, Neonatal Mortality From Infections, 1st paragraph, 2nd sentence: “…it did show a significant general decline by 69%, from 0.50‰ (95% CI: 0.35–0.70‰) in 1969 to 0.16‰ (95% CI: 0.07–0.30‰) in 2004.”
Discussion, 1st paragraph, 3rd sentence: “…and infection mortality among the same age group in the United States declined by 30% between 1980 and 1992, from 0.30‰ to 0.21‰.”
Lantto M, Renko M, Uhari M. Changes in Infectious Disease Mortality in Children During the Past Three Decades. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013;32:e355–e359
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