Author Contributions: Ms Carroll 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: Carroll, Lacher,
Acquisition of data: Lacher, Johnson.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Carroll,
Lacher, Sorlie, Cleeman, Gordon, Wolz, Grundy.
Drafting of the manuscript: Carroll, Lacher,
Sorlie, Cleeman, Gordon, Wolz, Grundy.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important
intellectual content: Carroll, Lacher, Sorlie, Cleeman, Gordon, Wolz,
Statistical analysis: Carroll, Lacher.
Obtained funding: Sorlie, Wolz.
Administrative, technical, or material support:
Carroll, Lacher, Wolz.
Study supervision: Carroll, Johnson.
Financial Disclosures: Dr Grundy receives research
grants funded by Merck, Abbott, Kos, and GlaxoSmithKline; is a consultant
for Pfizer, Abbott, Sanofi Aventis, and AstraZeneca; and receives honoraria
from Merck, Abbott, Kos, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Schering Plough. No other
authors reported financial disclosures.
Funding/Support: This study was not supported
by external funding.
Acknowledgment: We thank Jeffery Hughes, MPH,
and John Powers, BA, for their voluntary assistance in the preparation of