About the Authors

Mei-Chuan Hung

Affiliation Department of Public Health, National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine, Tainan, Taiwan

Hsin-Ming Lu

Affiliation Division of Preventive Medicine and Health Services Research, Institute of Population Health Sciences National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan, Miaoli County, Taiwan

Likwang Chen

Affiliations Division of Preventive Medicine and Health Services Research, Institute of Population Health Sciences National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan, Miaoli County, Taiwan, Institute of Public Health, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Ming-Shian Lin

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan

Cheng-Ren Chen

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan

Chong-Jen Yu

Affiliation Departments of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Jung-Der Wang

jdwang121@gmail.com

Affiliations Department of Public Health, National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine, Tainan, Taiwan, Departments of Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: J-DW M-CH H-ML LC M-SL C-RC. Performed the experiments: M-CH H-ML. Analyzed the data: M-CH H-ML. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: M-CH H-ML. Wrote the paper: M-CH J-DW. Obtained funding for the research: J-DW. Obtained the data set: LC. Consolidated the working file: M-CH. Reviewed the manuscript: J-DW M-CH H-ML LC M-SL C-RC C-JY.