Perspectives | Retraction April 2017 | Volume 125 | Issue 4
Retraction: “A Case-Cohort Study of Cadmium Body Burden and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in American Women”
Megan E. Romano, Daniel A. Enquobahrie, Christopher D. Simpson, Harvey Checkoway, and Michelle A. Williams
Citation: Romano ME, Enquobahrie DA, Simpson CD, Checkoway H, Williams MA. 2017. Retraction: “A Case-Cohort Study of Cadmium Body Burden and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in American Women.” Environ Health Perspect 125:A64; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP1818
Final Publication: 31 March 2017
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Related EHP Article
Retracted: A Case-Cohort Study of Cadmium Body Burden and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in American Women
Environ Health Perspect 123(10):993–998 (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408282
This article is being retracted at the request of the authors because of inadvertent errors in the statistical code that resulted in the exclusion of 12 gestational diabetes mellitus cases with urinary cadmium below the limit of detection. The coding errors do not impact any other published studies of this population.
In Table 1, the corrected geometric mean for the gestational diabetes mellitus cases was 0.33 μg/g Cr [95% confidence interval (CI): 0.30, 0.37].
In Table 2, the magnitude of the effect estimates reported was attenuated and the p-trend was no longer statistically significant, such that the odds ratios for gestational diabetes mellitus with increasing urinary cadmium tertile were 1.12 (95% CI: 0.64, 1.98) for middle versus low tertile and 1.34 (95% CI: 0.78, 2.29) for high versus low tertile; p-trend = 0.28.
The magnitude of the effect estimates reported in Table 3 and the effect estimates for additional sensitivity analyses reported in the original manuscript were also generally attenuated.
The authors regret any inconvenience to the scientific community.
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