Published Online: August 6, 2012. doi:10.1001 /archinternmed.2012.2749
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Khanna, Victor, Shapiro, and Pletcher. Acquisition of data: Khanna. Analysis and interpretation of data: Khanna, Victor, Bibbins-Domingo, Shapiro, and Pletcher. Drafting of the manuscript: Khanna, Victor, Bibbins-Domingo, and Pletcher. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Khanna, Victor, Bibbins-Domingo, Shapiro, and Pletcher. Statistical analysis: Khanna. Obtained funding: Victor and Pletcher. Administrative, technical, and material support: Khanna and Victor. Study supervision: Victor, Shapiro, and Pletcher.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant R01 HL080582-04 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (principal investigator: Dr Victor) and a grant “Barbershop Model of Community-Based Care in Los Angeles, and Clinical Research Projects on the Disparities in Cardiovascular Care in Minorities” from the Lincy Foundation (principal investigator: Dr Victor).
Additional Contributions: Farzaneh Pour Ansari, MS, provided orientation to the NAMCS data set; Premere Knowles, MS, provided administrative support; Eric Vittinghoff, PhD, helped in formatting the Figure; Pamela G. Coxson, PhD, suggested additional analyses; and Larissa Thomas, MD, MPH, provided revisions to the manuscript.