About the Authors

Hui Song

Co-first authors, these authors contributed equally to this work

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Xiuying Wang

Co-first authors, these authors contributed equally to this work

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Xuzhou Central Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Qingqing Cai

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Weijie Ding

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Shuiping Huang

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Lang Zhuo

zhuolang@xzmc.edu.cn (LZ)

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LZ HS XYW. Performed the experiments: LZ HS QQC WJD. Analyzed the data: LZ HS QQC WJD XYW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LZ HS SPH XYW. Wrote the paper: LZ HS. Obtained funding: LZ HS WJD XYW.