Christina C. Wee, MD, MPH; Karen W. Huskey, MPH; Long H. Ngo, PhD; Angela Fowler-Brown, MD, MPH; Suzanne G. Leveille, RN, PhD; Murray A. Mittlemen, MD, DrPH; Ellen P. McCarthy, PhD, MPH
Disclaimer: The results, findings, and interpretation presented in this article are those of the authors and do not represent the views of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services or the National Institutes of Health.
Acknowledgment: The authors thank the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for providing the initial data.
Grant Support: By the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R01 DK071083).
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M10-1794.
Reproducible Research Statement:Study protocol, statistical code, and data set: Not available.
Requests for Single Reprints: Christina C. Wee, MD, MPH, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215; e-mail, email@example.com.
Current Author Addresses: Drs. Wee, Ngo, Fowler-Brown, Leveille, Mittlemen, and McCarthy and Ms. Huskey: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: C.C. Wee, E.P. McCarthy.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: C.C. Wee, K.W. Huskey, L.H. Ngo, S.G. Leveille, E.P. McCarthy.
Drafting of the article: C.C. Wee, L.H. Ngo, A. Fowler-Brown.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: L.H. Ngo, S.G. Leveille, M.A. Mittlemen, E.P. McCarthy.
Final approval of the article: L.H. Ngo, A. Fowler-Brown, S.G. Leveille, M.A. Mittlemen, E.P. McCarthy.
Statistical expertise: L.H. Ngo, S.G. Leveille, M.A. Mittlemen.
Obtaining of funding: C.C. Wee.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: C.C. Wee, E.P. McCarthy.
Collection and assembly of data: E.P. McCarthy.
Wee CC, Huskey KW, Ngo LH, Fowler-Brown A, Leveille SG, Mittlemen MA, et al. Obesity, Race, and Risk for Death or Functional Decline Among Medicare Beneficiaries: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2011;154:645-655. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-154-10-201105170-00003
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2011;154(10):645-655.
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