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Erratum: Vol. 44, No. 17

In the article, "Prevalence and Impact of Arthritis Among Women -- United States, 1989-1991," a programming error led to incorrect estimates for nonarthritis conditions listed in Table 2. The corrected table follows.

The error does not change statements in the text on the relative ranking of arthritis compared with other chronic conditions but does change the following: 1) under the subheading "Comparison With Other Chronic Conditions Affecting Women" on page 332, the first sentence of the second paragraph should read "Arthritis was the most common self-reported chronic condition affecting women Table_2, ranking ahead of self-reported hypertension (15.7 million), ischemic heart disease (2.4 million), and other chronic conditions ..."; and 2) the second sentence of the same paragraph should read "Among the conditions reported responsible for activity limitations, women most frequently mentioned arthritis (4.6 million), followed by orthopedic deformity (3.7 million) and hypertension (1.9 million)."



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TABLE 2. Estimated average annual prevalence of self-reported chronic conditions
and activity limitations among women aged >=15 years, by condition -- National
Health Interview Survey (NHIS), United States, 1989-1991
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                                                       No. with
Condition                      Overall no. *      activity limitation *
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Arthritis                        22,755                 4,597
Chronic sinusitis                17,511                    80
Hypertension                     15,720                 1,875
Orthopedic deformity             14,536                 3,689
"Hay fever," rhinitis            10,700                   127
Hearing impairment                9,199                   479
Ischemic heart disease            2,421                   874
Other selected conditions +      11,825                 2,356
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* In thousands. To generate national estimates, NHIS rates were applied to the U.S.
  civilian, noninstitutionalized population.
+ Diabetes, thyroid disorder, bladder disorder, cerebrovascular disease, breast
  neoplasm, and female reproductive malignancy.
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