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Correction: Awareness of school students on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and their sexual behaviour: a cross-sectional study conducted in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Mudassir Anwar1*, Syed Azhar S Sulaiman2, Keivan Ahmadi1 and Tahir M Khan3

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1 School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

3 School of Pharmacy, Island College of Technology, Sungai Rusa, 11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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BMC Public Health 2010, 10:571  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-571

Published: 23 September 2010

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

After publication of this work [1], we became aware of a mistake in providing the name of the committee which granted the ethical approval. The approval was obtained from Clinical Research Centre (CRC), Ministry of Health, Malaysia and not from the Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee, University Sains Malaysia as mentioned in the original article [1]. Also under the result section it is mistakenly written that "interestingly students who claimed to be sexually active were less knowledgeable (mean score = 11.49 ± 8.710) than those who never had sexual intercourse (mean score = 12.90 ± 8.479)". The correct finding that matches with Table two is "interestingly students who claimed to be sexually active were more knowledgeable (mean score = 12.90 ± 8.479) than those who never had sexual intercourse (mean score = 11.49 ± 8.710)''.