Published Online: April 8, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.229
Author Contributions: Dr Kreatsoulas had full access to all the data in the study and takes full responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: All authors. Acquisition of data: Kreatsoulas and Velianou. Analysis and interpretation of data: Kreatsoulas, Shannon, Giacomini, and Anand. Drafting of the manuscript: Kreatsoulas and Anand. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors. Statistical analysis: Kreatsoulas and Shannon. Administrative, technical, and material support: Velianou. Study supervision: Shannon, Giacomini, and Anand.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Information: Dr Kreatsoulas holds a Fulbright Scholarship and a Heart and Stroke of Ontario Research Fellowship. Dr Anand holds the Eli Lilly Canada–May Cohen Chair in Women's Health, Michael DeGroote–Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Endowed Chair in Population Health Research, and Canada Research Chair in Ethnicity and Cardiovascular Disease.