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Erratum to: Progress towards millennium development goal 1 in northern rural Nicaragua: Findings from a health and demographic surveillance site

  • Wilton Pérez1Email author,
  • Elmer Zelaya Blandón2,
  • Lars-Åke Persson1,
  • Rodolfo Peña1, 3 and
  • Carina Källestål1
International Journal for Equity in HealthThe official journal of the International Society for Equity in Health201211:72

DOI: 10.1186/1475-9276-11-72

Received: 31 October 2012

Accepted: 31 October 2012

Published: 23 November 2012

The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:43

Correction

After publication of our article Pérez et al Int J Equity Health 2012 11:43, we became aware of some errors in the final published version, for which the corresponding author accepts full responsibility.

Page 3: third paragraph, Lines 2–4: “…, microcredit, and technical training for those ages 15 to 30” should be read “…, microcredit for those ages 15 to 65, and technical training for those ages 18 to 40”.

The original Table four (Table1) has some incorrect figures. We have corrected these figures in the updated table.
Table 1

Distribution of microcredit, home gardens and technical training interventions rate per 1000 by level of poverty (non-poor, poor, and extremely poor), Cuatro Santos, Nicaragua, 2004 to 2009

Program

2004

2009

Microcredit

Population Ages 15–65

 

Population Ages 15–65

 

Non-poor

3,044

2.3 (7) [1.0–4.9]1

6,229

27.9 (174) [24.0–32.4]

Poor and extremely poor

9,039

1.2 (11) [0.6–2.2]

8,439

14.8 (125) [12.3–17.6]

Home gardens

Households

 

Households

 

Non-poor

1,095

6.4 (7) [2.8–13.7]

2,111

36.0 (76) [28.6–45.0]

Poor and extremely poor

3,356

6.9 (23) [4.4–10.4]

2,926

40.0 (117) [33.3–47.8]

Technical training

Population Ages 18–40

 

Population Ages 18–40

 

Non-poor

1,831

12.6 (23) [8.1–19.1]

3,514

14.2 (50) [10.6–18.8]

Poor and extremely poor

5,228

2.7 (14) [1.5–4.6]

4,980

13.8 (69) [10.8–17.5]

1Data are presented as rate (n) with 95% CI. Italics indicate significant differences when 95% CI do not overlap.

Because new corrected figures in the original Table four (Table1) the following statement should be changed: Page 5: third paragraph, Line 7: “…provision of technical training in both years,…” should be read “…provision of technical training in 2004,…”. Page 7: first paragraph, Lines 7–8: “Although the distribution of technical education was found to be unequal, there was a significant relationship between…” should be read “Although the distribution of technical education was found to be unequal in 2004, it was equal in 2009, and it showed a significant relationship between…”. These corrections do not affect the rest of the data analysis.

We regret any inconvenience that this oversight may have caused.

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University
(2)
Asociación para el Desarrollo Económico y Social de El Espino (APRODESE)
(3)
The Centre for Research and Interventions in Health (CIS)

References

  1. Pérez W, Zelaya Blandón E, Persson LA, Peña R, Källestål C: Progress towards millennium development goal 1 in northern rural Nicaragua: Findings from a health and demographic surveillance site. Int J Equity Health. 2012, 11: 43-10.1186/1475-9276-11-43.PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMed

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