Author Contributions: Dr Danesh 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: Danesh, Lewington,
Acquisition of data: Authors/Members of the
Fibrinogen Studies Collaboration, with data harmonization performed by Dickinson,
Walker, Wheeler, Lewington, Sarwar, Danesh.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Danesh,
Lewington, Thompson, Wheeler, Ireland, Sarwar, Kaptoge, Juzwishin, Dickinson,
Walker, Memon, Wood, White, Lowe, Collins, Authors/Members of the Fibrinogen
Drafting of the manuscript: Danesh.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important
intellectual content: Authors/Members of the Fibrinogen Studies Collaboration,
Danesh, Lewington, Thompson, Lowe, Collins.
Statistical analysis: Lewington, Thompson,
Wheeler, Ireland, Sarwar, Kaptoge, Juzwishin, Dickinson, Walker, Memon, Wood,
White, Collins, Danesh.
Obtained funding: Danesh, Lowe, Collins.
Administrative, technical, or material support:
Secretariat (see below).
Study supervision: Danesh, Lewington, Thompson,
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The Fibrinogen Studies Collaboration
is supported by special project grant 002/02 from the British Heart Foundation.
Role of the Sponsor: The British Heart Foundation
had no role in the design, conduct, data management and analysis; or in the
manuscript preparation or review; or in the authorization for submission.
Acknowledgment: The following individuals commented
helpfully on the article but were not compensated: François Bonnici,
MBBS, Nita Gandhi Forouhi, MRCP, Teri Manolio, MD, PhD, and Nicholas Wald,
FRS. Vanessa White provided secretarial support.
This article was corrected on October 14, 2005, prior to publication of the correction in print.