Study concept and design: Muzaale, Massie, Segev.
Acquisition of data: Muzaale, McBride, Wainright, Segev.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Muzaale, Massie, Wang, Montgomery, Wainright, Segev.
Drafting of the manuscript: Muzaale, Massie, Segev.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Muzaale, Massie, Wang, Montgomery, McBride, Wainright, Segev.
Statistical analysis: Muzaale, Massie, Wang, McBride, Wainright, Segev.
Obtained funding: Segev.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Massie, Wainright.
Study supervision: Segev.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Wainright reported that she is an employee of the United Network for Organ Sharing. Dr Segev reported institutional grant support from the National Institutes of Health. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant R01DK096008 from the Health Resources and Services Administration contract 234- 2005-370011C.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The analyses described herein are the responsibility of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the US Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the US government.
Additional Contributions: United Network for Organ Sharing staff, including Dr Wainright, performed all Social Security number linkages to Social Security Death Master File and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data to ensure confidentiality of Social Security number data provided to the OPTN. Likewise, Research Data Center staff at the National Center for Health Statistics performed all NHANES social security number linkages to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data.