Accepted for Publication: July 6, 2011.
Author Contributions: All authors had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Zhu, Devine, Dhaliwal, and Prince. Acquisition of data: Zhu, Devine, Lewis, and Prince. Analysis and interpretation of data: Zhu, Dhaliwal, and Prince. Drafting of the manuscript: Zhu and Prince. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Zhu, Devine, Lewis, Dhaliwal, and Prince. Statistical analysis: Zhu, Dhaliwal, and Prince. Obtained funding: Zhu, Devine, and Prince. Administrative, technical, and material support: Devine, Lewis, and Prince. Study supervision: Zhu and Prince.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by research grants from the Healthway Health Promotion Foundation of Western Australia, the Australasian Menopause Society, and project grants 254627, 303169, and 572604 from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.
Role of the Sponsor: None of the funding agencies had any role in the conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: The Data Linkage Branch of the Department of Health, Western Australia, provided the hospital morbidity data. We thank the study participants for their cooperation.