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Erratum to: Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in a cohort study: effects of total and traffic-specific air pollution

  • Gudrun Weinmayr1, 2Email author,
  • Frauke Hennig1,
  • Kateryna Fuks1,
  • Michael Nonnemacher3,
  • Hermann Jakobs4,
  • Stefan Möhlenkamp5,
  • Raimund Erbel5,
  • Karl-Heinz Jöckel3,
  • Barbara Hoffmann1, 2,
  • Susanne Moebus3 and
  • on behalf of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Investigator Group
Contributed equally
Environmental Health201615:45

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-016-0128-x

Received: 14 March 2016

Accepted: 14 March 2016

Published: 23 March 2016

The original article was published in Environmental Health 2015 14:53

Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contained an error. The paragraph of the results starting with “The relative risks…” contained errors in the reported effect estimates and confidence intervals.

The paragraph read:

The relative risks from the unadjusted crude model and for the main model are shown in Table 2. When expressing RRs per IQR, exposure to total PM10 was related to an increase in type 2 diabetes incidence of 20 % (RR of 1.20, 95 %-CI: 1.01;1.31) in the main model. The corresponding RR for PM2.5 was 1.11 (95 %-CI: 0.99;1.23). For traffic-specific PM, the estimates for this measure of population distribution of exposures were similar with a RR of 1.11 (95 %-CI: 0.99;1.17) for PM10TRA and a RR of 1.10 (0.99;1.23) for PM2.5TRA.

But it should have read:

The relative risks from the unadjusted crude model and for the main model are shown in Table 2. When expressing RRs per IQR, exposure to total PM10 was related to an increase in type 2 diabetes incidence of 20 % (RR of 1.20, 95 %-CI: 1.01;1.42) in the main model. The corresponding RR for PM2.5 was 1.08 (95 %-CI: 0.89;1.29). For traffic- specific PM, the estimates for this measure of population distribution of exposures were similar with a RR of 1.11 (95 %-CI: 0.99;1.23) for PM10TRA and a RR of 1.10 (0.99;1.23) for PM2.5TRA.

Notes

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
IUF - Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine
(2)
Medical School, Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf
(3)
Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen
(4)
Rhenish Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Cologne
(5)
Department of Cardiology, West German Heart Centre of Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen

References

  1. Weinmayr G, Hennig F, Fuks K, Nonnemacher M, Jakobs H, Möhlenkamp S, et al. Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in a cohort study: Effects of total and traffic-specific air pollution. Environ Health. 2015;14:53. doi:10.1186/s12940-015-0031-x.View ArticleGoogle Scholar

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