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Correction to: Increase in the prevalence of hypertension among adults exposed to the great Chinese famine during early life

  • The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:64

Correction

The ‘Conclusion’ section in the Abstract was published incorrectly in the original publication of the article [1] and is corrected with this erratum as below: “Fetal exposure to the Chinese famine may be associated with an increased risk of hypertension in adulthood in women.”

Line #4 in Background on Page 1, “Hypertension causes a significant burden to the families and the society [1].”

The authors would like to correct the errors which have occurred in the ‘Table’ section, of the original publication as shown in the revised table.

Among male participants, we all use column percent in other variables, therefore, we should not use row percentage to describe “Fetal exposure” group, therefore, the authors would like to correct the error.

In ‘Table 2’ section, the number of vertical subheading “Childhood exposure (n = 455)” group and “Fetal and infant exposure (n = 299)” group was published incorrectly in the original publication of the article and are corrected with this erratum. The correct number should be “Childhood exposure (n = 299)” and “Fetal and infant exposure (n = 455)”. The underlined values in Table 1 and Table 2 have been corrected via this erratum.

Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants, Chongqing, China (%)
Table 2 Characteristics of the study participants, Chongqing, China

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    Liu, et al. Increase in the prevalence of hypertension among adults exposed to the great Chinese famine during early life. Environ Health Prev Med. 2017;22:64. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12199-017-0671-2.

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Liu, L., Xu, X., Zeng, H. et al. Correction to: Increase in the prevalence of hypertension among adults exposed to the great Chinese famine during early life. Environ Health Prev Med 23, 11 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12199-018-0698-z

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