About the Authors

Yen-Fang Huang, Jyh-Yuan Yang, Hsu-Sung Kuo, Chin-Hui Yang, Chang-Hsun Chen, Feng-Yee Chang, Hui-Rong Liu
Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan

Yen-Fang Huang, Chin-Yin Lew-Ting
Institute of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Kenrad E. Nelson
Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Chin-Yin Lew-Ting
Department of Public Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YFH JYY KEN HSK. Performed the experiments: CHY HRL YFH JYY. Analyzed the data: CYLT CHC FYC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CYLT KEN HSK. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: YFH JYY. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: KEN HSK CYLT CHY CHC FYC HRL. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: YFH JYY KEN HSK CYLT CHY CHC FYC HRL. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: YFH JYY KEN HSK CYLT CHY CHC FYC HRL. Enrolled patients: YFH CHY HRL.