Accepted for Publication: September 13, 2013.
Published Online: November 11, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12051.
Study concept and design: Rillamas-Sun, LaCroix.
Acquisition of data: LaCroix, Vitolins, Gass, Masaki.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Rillamas-Sun, LaCroix, Waring, Kroenke, LaMonte, Vitolins, Seguin, Bell, Manini, Wallace.
Drafting of the manuscript: Rillamas-Sun, LaCroix, LaMonte, Vitolins.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Rillamas-Sun, LaCroix, Kroenke.
Obtained funding: LaCroix, Wallace.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Seguin, Bell, Masaki.
Study supervision: LaCroix, Wallace.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grants U01HL105268 and UL1RR031982 (Dr Waring) and K01HL108807-01 (Dr Seguin) from the National Institute of Health; the WHI program is funded by contracts HHSN268201100046C, HHSN268201100001C, HHSN268201100002C, HHSN268201100003C, HHSN268201100004C, and HHSN271201100004C from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services.
Role of the Sponsor: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has representation on the WHI Steering Committee, which governed the design and conduct of the study, the interpretation of the data, and preparation and approval of manuscripts.
Additional Contributions: Chris Tachibana, PhD, of the Group Health Research Institute, reviewed the manuscript and provided editorial guidance. Dr Tachibana did not receive compensation for her contribution to the manuscript.