[RETRACTED ARTICLE] Association between periodontal disease and subclinical atherosclerosis: the ELSA-Brasil study

 

[ARTIGO RETRATADO] Associação entre doença periodontal e aterosclerose subclínica: estudo ELSA-Brasil

 

 

Rafaela das Mercês BatistaI; Elizabeth Pimentel RosettiI; Eliana ZandonadeII; Leonard Hermann RoelkeI; Mario Vianna VettoreIII; Adauto Emmerich OliveiraI

ICentro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brasil
IICentro Universitário de Vila Velha, Vila Velha, Brasil
IIIInstituto de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

 

 

To the Editor: We wish to retract our article Association Between Periodontal Disease and Subclinical Atherosclerosis: The ELSA-Brasil Study, published in CSP in May 2012. Contrary to the article's title and methodology as described, the data did not come from the ELSA-Brasil study [Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health], but were collected independently and with different objectives. Thus, the article is not a supplementary study to the ELSA-Brasil study and should not be referred to as such. The point in common between this study and ELSA-Brasil is that the study population in both consists of employees from a public university in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. However the points and methodology for measuring the intima-media thickness (IMT) were different from those adopted by ELSA-Brasil. The authors apologize to the Executive Board of the ELSA-Brasil study and to the Editor and readers of Cadernos de Saúde Pública for this error.

R. M. Batista, E. P. Rosetti, E. Zandonade, L. H. Roelke, M. V. Vettore, and A. O. Emmerich

Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil