Accepted for Publication: August 26, 2013.
Published Online: November 4, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11912.
Study concept and design: Soliman, Safford, Dawood, Zakai, Cushman.
Acquisition of data: Soliman, Safford, Judd, V. J. Howard, G. Howard, Cushman.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Soliman, Safford, Muntner, Khodneva, Zakai, Thacker, Judd, Herrington.
Drafting of the manuscript: Soliman, Khodneva, Dawood, G. Howard.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Safford, Muntner, Khodneva, Zakai, Thacker, Judd, V. J. Howard, G. Howard, Herrington, Cushman.
Statistical analysis: Muntner, Khodneva, Dawood, Judd.
Obtained funding: Safford, V. J. Howard, G. Howard, Cushman.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Soliman, Safford, Zakai, Judd, V. J. Howard, G. Howard, Cushman.
Study supervision: Safford, Muntner, Zakai, V. J. Howard.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The REGARDS study is supported by cooperative agreement U01 NS041588 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. Additional funding is provided by grant R01 HL080477 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Role of the Sponsor: Funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Previous Presentation: An abstract of this article (No. 1151-49) was presented at the American College of Cardiology Annual 2013 Meeting; March 9, 2013; San Francisco, California.
Additional Contributions: The authors thank the investigators, staff, and participants of the REGARDS study for their valuable contributions. A full list of participating REGARDS investigators and institutions can be found at http://www.regardsstudy.org.
Correction: This article was corrected on January 6, 2014, to correct the number of all participants with no AF in Table 2.