Author Contributions: Dr Cykert 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: Cykert, Dilworth-Anderson, Corbie-Smith, Edwards, Bunton.
Acquisition of data: Cykert, Monroe, Walker, McGuire, Edwards, Bunton.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Cykert, Dilworth-Anderson, Monroe, Edwards.
Drafting of the manuscript: Cykert, Dilworth-Anderson, Edwards.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Cykert, Dilworth-Anderson, Monroe, Walker, McGuire, Corbie-Smith, Edwards, Bunton.
Statistical analysis: Cykert, Dilworth-Anderson, Corbie-Smith, Edwards.
Obtained funding: Cykert, Dilworth-Anderson, Bunton.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Cykert, Monroe, Walker, McGuire, Bunton.
Study supervision: Cykert, Bunton.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This project was funded by the American Cancer Society via grant RSGPB-05-217 -01-CPPB.
Role of the Sponsor: The American Cancer Society played no role in design or conduct of the study; in collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval, of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: We thank the American Cancer Society for its dedication to the elimination of health disparities and their funding of this project. We acknowledge Timothy Carey, MD, MPH (director, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and professor of medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, both in Chapel Hill), for his suggestions throughout the project and thoughtful review of the manuscript. Dr Carey did not receive any compensation for his contribution.