Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Corrigendum

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2013;91:715. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.13.100913

In Volume 91, Issue 8, August 2013, on page 612: the city for affiliation “c” should be spelt “Ghent”.

In Volume 91, Issue 8, August 2013, on page 566: the group sizes need to be added for sexual assault in Table 5.

In Volume 91, Issue 4, April 2013, on page 242: the first sentence in the forth paragraph of the third column should read: “According to Dr Olayinka Ogunleye, who works in the hypertension unit at that hospital, it costs around 1000 Nigerian Naira (US$ 6.36) for a patient to have his or her blood pressure checked, although there are opportunities to get blood pressure checked for free in Nigeria as well.”

In Volume 90, Issue 8, August 2012, on pages 581–583: due to a mathematical error, the number of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) attributable to unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene was calculated incorrectly for Japanese encephalitis. The correct number is 20 956 (originally published as 19 743).

Table 2 and Table 3 have been corrected below. In Fig. 1, the scale for total DALYs should read 312–522 for the fifth category, the scale for vector-borne infections should read 1.06–2.56 for the fourth category and 2.57–8.40 for the fifth category. Table A3 and A4 have been revised to reflect this correction in the online Appendix (available at: http://www.sph.emory.edu/eh/remais/bwho).

Fig. 1. The distribution of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) attributable to unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene, by province, China, 2008
Note: Vector-borne infections include dengue, malaria and Japanese encephalitis. Helminthiases include ascariasis, hookworm infection, trichuriasis and schistosomiasis.
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