Author Contributions: Dr Lebrun 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: Lebrun and LaVeist. Acquisition of data: Lebrun. Analysis and interpretation of data: Lebrun and LaVeist. Drafting of the manuscript: Lebrun and LaVeist. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Lebrun and LaVeist. Administrative, technical, and material support: Lebrun and LaVeist. Study supervision: Lebrun and LaVeist. Ethical committee review: Lebrun.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: Funding for this study was provided by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Disclaimer: While the research and analysis are based on data from Statistics Canada and the National Center for Health Statistics, the opinions expressed do not represent the views of either of these organizations.
Previous Presentations: Preliminary findings from this study were previously presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting, November 8, 2010, Denver Colorado; Academy for Health Equity conference, August 18, 2010, Littleton, Colorado; and the Canadian Public Health Association conference, June 13, 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Additional Contributions: This analysis is based on Statistics Canada's Canadian Community Health Survey Microdata File, which contains “anonymized” data collected in the 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008 CCHS, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics' NHIS datasets from the same years.