Erratum: Disease burden of pneumonia in Korean adults aged over 50 years stratified by age and underlying diseases

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Korean J Intern Med. 2015;30(1):132-132
Publication date (electronic) : 2014 December 30
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1Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Chungju, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
3Outcomes Research/Evidence Based Medicine Team, Market Access Department, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Korea Ltd., Seoul, Korea.
4Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Korea.
5Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

In the article cited above, the addition of "b" annotation would be needed in Table 5 of the main text.

bIn case of CURB-65, the variables are as follows: age < 65 years, absence of chronic cardiovascular disorder, absence of chronic lung disease, absence of CNS disorders, and absence of chronic renal disorders.

Hence, meaning of the text would need the correction. The correction text from eighth line to thirteenth line of the first paragraph, page 769, is as follows: "The propensity to score low on the CURB-65 was decreased in the patients aged 50 to 64 (p < 0.001), in those without chronic renal disease (p < 0.001), and in those without a CNS disorder (p = 0.024). Moreover, a high CURB-65 score was more likely in patients without chronic lung disease (p = 0.014)."

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