About the Authors

Arvind Bakhru

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: arvind_bakhru@urmc.rochester.edu

Affiliations University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Thomas P. Erlinger

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

AB and TPE designed the study. AB analyzed the data. AB and TPE contributed to writing the paper.