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Correction to: The effect of youths as change agents on cardiovascular disease risk factors among adult neighbours: a cluster randomised controlled trial in Sri Lanka

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Correction to: BMC Public Health (2019) 19:893

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7142-1

It was highlighted that in the original article [1] the selection process was not described clearly enough to avoid confusion under the heading of the Target of Outcomes in the Methods section. The authors thus decided to modify some parts in order to render more clear the relationship between household and adult. This Correction articles shows the incorrect and correct statement.

Original

Among these 100 households, we randomly visited 23–29 households in each GN division (303 households in the intervention area and 288 households in the control area) for the outcome assessment (Fig. 1). Of these, 292 adults in the intervention group and 277 adults in the control group agreed to participate in the study. We invited one male adult or one female adult alternately from each household.

Modified

Of these 100 households in each GN division, we randomly selected and visited 23–29 households (303 households in the intervention area and 288 households in the control area) for the outcome assessment (Fig. 1). We invited one male adult or one female adult alternately from each household. Of those invited, 292 adults in the intervention group and 277 adults in the control group agreed to participate in the study.

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    Chandraratne N, et al. The effect of youths as change agents on cardiovascular disease risk factors among adult neighbours: a cluster randomised controlled trial in Sri Lanka. BMC Public Health. 2019;19:893. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7142-1.

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Correspondence to Tetsuya Mizoue.

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Chandraratne, N., Yamaguchi, M., Indrawansa, S. et al. Correction to: The effect of youths as change agents on cardiovascular disease risk factors among adult neighbours: a cluster randomised controlled trial in Sri Lanka. BMC Public Health 20, 47 (2020) doi:10.1186/s12889-019-8096-z

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