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Erratum: Vol. 45, No. 49

In the article "Accessibility to Minors of Smokeless Tobacco Products -- Broward County, Florida, March-June 1996" (page 1079), 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 attempts and number and percentage of successful attempts
by minors * to purchase smokeless tobacco, + by category -- Broward County,
Florida, March-June 1996
========================================================================================
                                     Successful attempts
                      No.        ---------------------------
Category            attempts     No.    (%)     (95% CI &)
------------------------------------------------------------
Age (yrs)
  <17                 110        37    (33.6)  (24.9%-43.3%)
  17                   15         3    (20.0)  ( 4.3%-48.1%)

Sex of minor
  Male                 75        25    (33.3)  (22.9%-45.2%)
  Female               50        15    (30.0)  (17.9%-44.6%)

Type of store
  Pharmacy             33        10    (30.3)  (15.6%-48.7%)
  Convenience          20        17    (85.0)  (62.1%-96.8%)
  Grocery              25         3    (12.0)  ( 2.5%-31.2%)
  Gas                  41         9    (22.0)  (10.6%-37.6%)
  Smoke shops @         6         1    (16.7)  ( 0.4%-64.1%)

Warning sign
  Yes                  96        30    (31.3)  (22.2%-41.5%)
  No                   29        10    (34.5)  (17.9%-54.3%)

Total                 125        40    (32.0)  (23.9%-40.9%)
------------------------------------------------------------
* Persons aged <18 years.
+ Snuff or loose-leaf or fine-cut chewing tobacco.
& Confidence interval.
@ Businesses where the predominant merchandise is tobacco or tobacco-related products.
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