pediatrics
September 2019, VOLUME144 /ISSUE 3

El-Toukhy S, Sabado M, Choi K. Trends in Susceptibility to Smoking by Race and Ethnicity. Pediatrics. 2016;138(5):e20161254

Errors occurred in the article by El-Toukhy et al, titled “Trends in Susceptibility to Smoking by Race and Ethnicity” published in the November 2016 issue of Pediatrics (2016;138[5]: e20161254; doi:10.1542/peds.2016-1254).

On page 1, in the Abstract, the first sentence in Methods reads: “We used nationally representative samples of youths who never tried cigarettes (N = 143 917; age, 9–21, mean, 14.01 years) from National Youth Tobacco Survey, 1999 to 2014.” This should have read: “We used nationally representative samples of youths who never tried cigarettes (N = 143 917; age, 9–21, mean, 14.17 years) from National Youth Tobacco Survey, 1999 to 2014.”

On page 4, in Table 1: Weighted Sample Characteristics, 1999–2014, unweighted (rather than weighted) age results were provided. A corrected Table 1 with weighted age results (see “Age” row) is provided here. The authors state that the results and conclusions are unaffected.

TABLE 1

Weighted Sample Characteristics, 1999–2014