Author Contributions: Drs Daviglus and Talavera had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Drs Daviglus and Talavera, as co–first authors, contributed equally to this article.
Study concept and design: Daviglus, Talavera, Gellman, Kaplan, LaVange, Penedo, Perreira, Schneiderman, Wassertheil-Smoller, Sorlie.
Acquisition of data: Daviglus, Talavera, Avilés-Santa, Allison, Criqui, Gellman, Kaplan, Penedo, Perreira, Schneiderman, Wassertheil-Smoller, Stamler.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Daviglus, Talavera, Avilés-Santa, Cai, Criqui, Giachello, Gouskova, Kaplan, LaVange, Penedo, Pirzada, Schneiderman, Wassertheil-Smoller, Sorlie, Stamler.
Drafting of the manuscript: Daviglus, Talavera, Cai, Kaplan, Pirzada.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Daviglus, Talavera, Avilés-Santa, Allison, Cai, Criqui, Gouskova, Kaplan, LaVange, Penedo, Perreira, Pirzada, Schneiderman, Wassertheil-Smoller, Sorlie, Stamler.
Statistical analysis: Cai, Gouskova, LaVange, Perreira.
Obtained funding: Daviglus, Talavera, Avilés-Santa, Criqui, Kaplan, Penedo, Perreira, Schneiderman, Wassertheil-Smoller, Sorlie, Stamler.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Daviglus, Talavera, Cai, Gellman, Kaplan, Perreira, Pirzada, Schneiderman, Wassertheil-Smoller.
Study supervision: Daviglus, Talavera, Allison, Cai, Criqui, Gellman, Kaplan, Schneiderman, Stamler.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Cai reported having consulted for Outcomes Research Solutions. Dr Gellman reported receiving book royalties from Springer. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos was carried out as a collaborative study supported by contracts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to the University of North Carolina (N01-HC65233), University of Miami (N01-HC65234), Albert Einstein College of Medicine (N01-HC65235), Northwestern University (N01-HC65236), and San Diego State University (N01-HC65237). The following institutes, centers, or offices contribute to the HCHS/SOL through a transfer of funds to the NHLBI: National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the Office of Dietary Supplements.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding agency had a role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and in the review and approval of the manuscript.
The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Investigators: Program Office: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland: Larissa Avilés-Santa, Paul Sorlie, Lorraine Silsbee. Field Centers: Bronx Field Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, New York: Robert Kaplan, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller. Chicago Field Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and University of Illinois at Chicago: Martha L. Daviglus, Aida L. Giachello, Kiang Liu. Miami Field Center, University of Miami, Miami, Florida: Neil Schneiderman, David Lee, Leopoldo Raij. San Diego Field Center, San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego: Greg Talavera, John Elder, Matthew Allison, Michael Criqui. Coordinating Center: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: JianwenCai, Gerardo Heiss, Lisa LaVange, Marston Youngblood. Central Laboratory: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Bharat Thyagarajan, John H. Eckfeldt. Central Reading Centers: Audiometry Center: University of Wisconsin: Karen J. Cruickshanks. ECG Reading Center: Wake Forest University: Elsayed Soliman. Neurocognitive Reading Center: University of Mississippi Medical Center: Hector Gonzáles, Thomas Mosley. Nutrition Reading Center. University of Minnesota: John H. Himes. Pulmonary Reading Center: Columbia University: R. Graham Barr, Paul Enright. Sleep Center: Case Western Reserve University: Susan Redline.
Additional Contributions: We thank the staff and participants of HCHS/SOL for their important contributions. A complete list of staff and investigators was published in Ann Epidemiol. 2010;20:642-649 and is also available on the study website, http://www.cscc.unc.edu/hchs/.