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Erratum: Vol. 45, No. 47

In the article "Accessibility to Minors of Cigarettes from Vending Machines -- Broward County, Florida, 1996" (page 1036), the confidence intervals (CIs) for the findings presented in the text and Table 1 were incorrect. Below is (Table_1) with the corrected CIs; CIs in the text should have matched those presented in this table.


Table_1
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TABLE 1. Number of successful attempts by minors * to purchase cigarettes from
vending machines, by category -- Broward County, Florida, February-March 1996
================================================================================

                                    Successful attempts
                    No.        -----------------------------
Category          attempts     No.     (%)      (95% CI +)
------------------------------------------------------------
Age (yrs)
  <17                71        25     (35.2)   (24.2%-47.5%)
  17                 32         9     (28.1)   (13.8%-46.8%)

Sex of minor
  Male               50        10     (20.0)   (10.0%-33.7%)
  Female             53        24     (45.3)   (31.6%-59.6%)

Type of store
  Bar                64        21     (32.8)   (21.6%-45.7%)
  Hotel/Motel         5         2     (40.0)   ( 5.3%-85.3%)
  Restaurant         27         8     (29.6)   (13.8%-50.2%)
  Other &             7         3     (42.9)   ( 9.9%-81.6%)

Warning sign
  Yes                84        30     (35.7)   (25.6%-46.9%)
  No                 19         4     (21.1)   ( 6.1%-45.6%)

Total               103        34     (33.0)   (24.1%-43.0%)
------------------------------------------------------------
* Persons aged <18 years.
+ Confidence interval.
& Includes bowling lanes, country clubs, pool halls, and amusement centers.
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