Author Contributions: Dr Carnethon had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Golden, Campbell-Jenkins, Dyer, Carnethon.
Acquisition of data: Lewis, Bertoni, Mukamal.
Analysis and interpretation of data: De Chavez, Biggs, Pankow, Liu, Mukamal, Carnethon.
Drafting of the manuscript: De Chavez, Campbell-Jenkins, Carnethon.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: De Chavez, Biggs, Lewis, Pankow, Bertoni, Golden, Liu, Mukamal, Dyer, Carnethon.
Statistical analysis: De Chavez, Biggs, Carnethon.
Obtained funding: Lewis, Dyer, Carnethon.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Biggs, Lewis, Mukamal, Campbell-Jenkins.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: This research is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease grant R21DK082903.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding agency had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: MESA was supported by contracts N01-HC-95159 through N01-HC-95165 and N01-HC-95169 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). We thank the other investigators, the staff, and the participants of the MESA study for their valuable contributions. A full list of participating MESA investigators and institutions can be found at http://www.mesa-nhlbi.org. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study is carried out as a collaborative study supported by NHLBI contracts N01-HC-55015, N01-HC-55016, N01-HC-55018, N01-HC-55019, N01-HC-55020, N01-HC-55021, and N01-HC-55022. We thank the staff and participants of the ARIC study for their important contributions. CARDIA is supported by grant 5 R01 HL078972 from the NHLBI and was partially supported by contracts N01-HC-48047, N01-HC-48048, N01-HC-48049, N01-HC-48050, and N01-HC-95095 from the NHLBI/National Institutes of Health. We gratefully acknowledge the CARDIA study participants and staff for their valuable contributions. The CHS research reported in this article was supported by contracts N01-HC-85239, N01-HC-85079 through N01-HC-85086, N01-HC-35129, N01 HC-15103, N01 HC-55222, N01-HC-75150, N01-HC-45133, and grant HL080295 from the NHLBI, with additional contribution from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Additional support was provided through AG-023629, AG-15928, AG-20098, and AG-027058 from the National Institute on Aging. A full list of principal CHS investigators and institutions can be found at http://www.chs-nhlbi.org/pi.htm.
This article was corrected for errors on October 10, 2012.