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