Author + information
Bachmann JM, DeFina LF, Franzini L, Gao A, Leonard DS, Cooper KH, Berry JD, Willis BL
Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Middle Age and Health Care Costs in Later Life
J Am Coll Cardiol 2015;66:1876–85.
In the abstract, in the first sentence of the Results section, the costs reported were incorrect. The sentence with the correct costs is as follows.
Over 126,388 person-years of follow-up, average annual health care costs were significantly lower for participants aged 65 years or older with high midlife fitness than with low midlife fitness in both men ($7,569 vs. $12,811; p < 0.001) and women ($6,065 vs. $10,029; p < 0.001).
In Table 2, the category “Mean annual inpatient” should be “Mean annual inpatient days.”
The third sentence of the Results section should read “Participants had low levels of cardiovascular risk factors at study entry, and women had lower average METs than men, with a narrower range (mean 8.7 METs in women, SD = 1.9, versus mean 11.0 METs in men, SD = 2.3).”
The online version has been corrected.
The authors apologize for these errors.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation