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Archived Comments for: Microalbuminuria in relation to the metabolic syndrome and its components in a Chinese population

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  1. Corrigendum

    Chang-sheng Sheng, Shanghai Institute of Hypertension

    19 December 2011

    The following corrections should be made to our article.

    1. In the footnote of Table 3, remove the following sentence entirely: "The metabolic syndrome component was defined according to the Adult Treatment Panel III criteria (ATP III) criteria [6]. For further information, see methods."

    2. The title of Table 4 should be "Sensitivity analysis on the association between microalbuminuria and the metabolic syndrome or its components in subjects not taking antihypertensive medication".

    In the footnote of Table 4, replace the following sentence "Adjusted for sex, age, body mass index, current smoking, current alcoholic intake and use of antihypertensive drugs (except for analyses on elevated blood pressure and in subjects not taking antihypertensive medication) and additionally for the other components of the metabolic syndrome (except for analyses on the metabolic syndrome)" with "Adjusted for sex, age, body mass index, current smoking and alcohol intake".

    3. Remove "subjects" from the legend to Figure 1. The correct legend to Figure 1 should be "The prevalence of microalbuminuria by number of the metabolic syndrome components in men (closed circles) and women (open circles) separately."

    4. Remove the first part of the opening sentence of the paragraph B.8.2 of the Discussion, and change it from "Although we used lower sex-specific cut-off limits to define microalbuminuria, the prevalence of microalbuminuria in our study population was slightly lower than several previous population studies in Chinese..." to "The prevalence of microalbuminuria in our study population was slightly lower than several previous population studies in Chinese..."

    5. In the paragraph B.8.3 of the Discussion, remove the last sentence entirely: "Nonetheless, as exemplified in the present study, in subjects without established cardiovascular disease, such as treated hypertension might also be a significant correlate of microalbuminuria."

    Competing interests

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