Author Contributions: Dr Daviglus 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: Daviglus, Stamler,
Liu, Dyer, Greenland.
Acquisition of data: Stamler, Garside, Greenland.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Daviglus,Stamler,
Pirzada, Yan, Wang, Dyer, Lloyd-Jones, Greenland.
Drafting of the manuscript: Daviglus, Stamler,Pirzada,
Critical revision of the manuscript for important
intellectual content: Daviglus, Stamler, Yan, Garside, Wang, Dyer,
Statistical analysis: Stamler, Garside, Liu,
Obtained funding: Stamler, Dyer, Greenland.
Administrative, technical, or material support:Stamler,
Study supervision: Daviglus, Stamler.
Funding/Support: This research was supported
by grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (R01 HL21010);
the Illinois Regional Medical Program; the Chicago Health Research Foundation;
and private donors.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding organizations
did not have input in the design or conduct or the study; the collection,
analysis, or interpretation of the data; or the preparation, review, or approval
of the manuscript.