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Erratum to: Socioeconomic status as a moderator between frailty and mortality at old ages

BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:161

  • Received: 19 August 2016
  • Accepted: 19 August 2016
  • Published:

The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:151


Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contained an error within the results section of the abstract. The sentence beginning with “We found that a one percentage point increase” read “....HR = 1.027, 95 % CI: 1.025–1.027…” but should have read “…HR = 1.027, 95 % CI: 1.025–1.029…” The upper limit of “1.027” was wrong, and was inconsistent with Table 2. This has been corrected in the original article.



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Authors’ Affiliations

United Nations Population Division, Two UN Plaza, DC2-1910, New York, NY 20012, USA
Department of Social Work, School of Sociology and Political Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, USA


  1. Gu D, Yang F, Sautter J. Socioeconomic status as a moderator between frailty and mortality at old ages. BMC Geriatrics. 2016;16:151. doi:10.1186/s12877-016-0322-2.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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