Erratum to: Meat, poultry and fish and risk of colorectal cancer: pooled analysis of data from the UK dietary cohort consortium
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Erratum to: Cancer Causes Control (2010) 21:1417–1425 DOI 10.1007/s10552-010-9569-7
There was an error in the algorithm used to select the controls in one of the contributing cohorts, the United Kingdom Women’s Cohort Study (UKWCS), with the effect that these controls were not random. This affects 25 case–control sets (25 cases and 100 controls). Exclusion of these case–control sets reduced the number of cases from 579 to 554, and the number of controls from 1996 to 1896, and caused only very small changes to the published results. For the main results as reported in the Abstract, odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for a 50 g/day increase were 1.02 (0.84–1.23) for red meat, 0.84 (0.64–1.11) for processed meat, 0.96 (0.82–1.12) for red and processed meat combined, 0.83 (0.66–1.04) for poultry, 0.91 (0.69–1.21) for white fish, and 0.91 (0.72–1.17) for fatty fish. The conclusions remain unchanged. The full set of revised results is available from the authors.