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Correction to: longitudinal associations between built environment characteristics and changes in active commuting

  • Lin Yang1,
  • Simon Griffin1, 2,
  • Kay-Tee Khaw2,
  • Nick Wareham1 and
  • Jenna Panter1Email author
BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:839

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4843-1

Received: 9 October 2017

Accepted: 9 October 2017

Published: 23 October 2017

The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:458

Correction

Following the publication of this article, Yang et al., [1] it has been brought to our attention that there were errors in the abstract and in Tables 2 and 3. These errors occurred as previous versions of the tables were uploaded to the submission system in the process of revising the paper. These errors relate to the presentation of the results. The results reported in the text of the paper are correct and the conclusions are unaltered. We also noted an error in the abstract.

1. Error in Table 2

Table 2 reports the characteristics of a sample. The correct version of Table 2 is presented below.
Table 2

Descriptive characteristics of participants in the EPIC-Norfolk cohort included in the analyses

Characteristic

%(n)

Age (in years)

  < 50

30.4 (839)

 50–54

36.4 (1003)

  > =55

33.2 (915)

BMI (kg/m2)

 Normal weight

43.4 (1197)

 Overweight

43.6 (1203)

 Obese

13.0 (357)

Social Class

 Professional

50.6 (1395)

 Skilled

36.1 (996)

 Partly Skilled/unskilled

13.3 (366)

Marital Status

 Not married

14.2 (392)

 Married

85.8 (2365)

Alcohol Consumption

 Non drinker

6.1 (170)

 Sensible drinker

80.1 (2208)

 Heavy drinker

13.8 (379)

Smoking Status

 Never smoke

53.5 (1475)

 Former smoker

38.5 (1062)

 Current smoker

8.0 (220)

Total sample for analysis: n = 2757

2. Error in Table 3

We also noted that the results presented in Table 3 are incorrect. The correct version of the table appears below and the results reported in the text match the results presented in this Table.
Table 3

Adjusted associations between neighbourhood and route environment characteristics and uptake and maintenance of active commuting

 

Switching to active commuting (n = 2099)

Maintenance of active commuting (n = 658)

 

OR (95% CI)

p

OR (95% CI)

p

Neighbourhood Environment

 Density of employment locations (Reference: Lowest)

  Second quartile

 

1.19 (0.53, 2.72)

0.001

  Third Quartile

 

1.53 (0.70, 3.36)

 

  Highest

 

3.13 (1.48, 6.64)

 

Route Environment

 Distance from home to work (Reference: <2 km)

  v2-10 km

0.11 (0.06, 0.18)

0.001

0.22 (0.12, 0.39)

0.001

  Over 10 km

0.04 (0.02, 0.09)

 

0.06 (0.25, 0.13)

 

 Main or secondary road on route (Reference: No)

  Yes

0.45 (0.25, 0.79)

0.005

0.52 (0.28, 0.98)

0.042

 Number of streetlights per 100 m (Reference: Lowest)

  Second quartile

2.76 (1.29, 5.91)

0.002

 

  Third Quartile

2.02 (0.94, 4.34)

 

 

  Highest

3.98 (1.85, 8.57)

 

 

Total sample for analysis: n = 2757.

3. Error in the abstract

Those living in neighbourhoods with greater density of employment locations were more likely to maintain their active commuting.

Declarations

Open AccessThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
MRC Epidemiology Unit & UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine
(2)
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, School of Clinical Medicine

Reference

  1. Yang L, Griffin S, Khaw KT, Wareham N, Panter J. Longitudinal associations between built environment characteristics and changes in active commuting. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:458. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4396-3.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar

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