Published Online: November 13, 2010. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1690
Author Contributions: Dr Benjamin 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: Lubitz, Yin, Fontes, Magnani, Larson, Ellinor, Benjamin.
Acquisition of data: Lubitz, Yin, Fontes, Pai, Vasan, Levy, Benjamin.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Lubitz, Yin, Fontes, Magnani, Rienstra, Villalon, Vasan, Pencina, Levy, Larson, Benjamin.
Drafting of the manuscript: Lubitz, Yin, Larson, Ellinor, Benjamin.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Lubitz, Yin, Fontes, Magnani, Rienstra, Pai, Villalon, Vasan, Pencina, Levy, Larson, Ellinor, Benjamin.
Statistical analysis: Lubitz, Yin, Pencina, Larson.
Obtained funding: Levy, Ellinor, Benjamin.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Magnani, Pai, Villalon, Ellinor, Benjamin.
Study supervision: Larson, Ellinor, Benjamin.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Lubitz was supported by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant in the Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease (grant T32HL007575). Dr Magnani is supported by American Heart Association grant 09FTF2190028. Dr Rienstra is supported by a Rubicon grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (grant 825.09.020). Dr Benjamin is supported by NIH grant 6R01-NS17950. This work was supported by grants from the NIH to Drs Benjamin and Ellinor (grant HL092577), Dr Benjamin (grants R01AG028321, RC1-HL01056, and 1R01HL102214), and Dr Ellinor (grants DA027021 and HL104156).
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsors did not have any input into the study design or conduct; data collection, management, analysis, or interpretation; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.