Published Online: June 16, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2482.
Study concept and design: Rodriguez, Agarwal, Loehr, Ni, Rosamond, Chang.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Rodriguez, Swett, Agarwal, Folsom, Fox, Loehr, Ni, Rosamond, Chang.
Drafting of the manuscript: Rodriguez, Swett, Agarwal, Loehr.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Rodriguez, Agarwal, Folsom, Fox, Loehr, Ni, Rosamond, Chang.
Statistical analysis: Swett, Agarwal, Loehr.
Obtained funding: Folsom, Ni.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Ni.
Study supervision: Rodriguez, Fox, Loehr, Rosamond.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) grant R01 HL104199 (Epidemiologic Determinants of Cardiac Structure and Function among Hispanics, Carlos J. Rodriguez, MD, MPH principal investigator). The ARIC Study is carried out as a collaborative study supported by NHLBI contracts HHSN268201100005C, HHSN268201100006C, HHSN268201100007C, HHSN268201100008C, HHSN268201100009C, HHSN268201100010C, HHSN268201100011C, and HHSN268201100012C. Dr Rodriguez is also partially supported by the SPRINT clinical trial, NHLBI grant HHSN268200900048C.
Role of the Sponsors: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Previous Presentation: This research was presented in part at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Physical Activity, Nutrition and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions; March 26, 2013; New Orleans, Louisiana.
Additional Contributions: The authors thank the staff and participants of the ARIC study for their important contributions. No contributors to this study received compensation for their contributions beyond that provided in the normal course of their employment.
Correction: This article was corrected online July 3, 2014, for omitted author funding information in the Funding/Support section and on July 7, 2014, for a data error in Table 3.