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Adverse childhood experiences are associated with the risk of lung cancer: a prospective cohort study

David W Brown12*, Robert F Anda1, Vincent J Felitti3, Valerie J Edwards1, Ann Marie Malarcher1, Janet B Croft1 and Wayne H Giles1

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1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2 Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

3 Southern California Permanente Group (Kaiser Permanente), San Diego, California, USA

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BMC Public Health 2010, 10:311  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-311

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Received:25 May 2010
Accepted:4 June 2010
Published:4 June 2010

© 2010 Brown et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


After the publication of this work [1], we became aware that Table 5 (Table 1) incorrectly duplicated the information in Table 6. We have corrected this error and have inserted the correct Table 5 (Table 1) below.

Table 5. Frequency, age-adjusted risk and risk ratio of the occurrence of lung cancer, identified by death records, between baseline and 31 December 2005 by number of categories of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and smoking status among 16,901 adults

We regret any inconvenience that this oversight may have caused.


  1. Brown DW, Anda RF, Felitti VJ, Edwards VJ, Malarcher AM, Croft JB, Giles WH: Adverse childhood experiences are associated with the risk of lung cancer: a prospective cohort study.

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