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Research Article

Mortality in Pharmacologically Treated Older Adults with Diabetes: The Cardiovascular Health Study, 1989–2001

  • Richard A Kronmal,

    Affiliation: Collaborative Heath Studies Coordinating Center and Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Joshua I Barzilay mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: joshua.barzilay@kp.org

    Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente of Georgia and Division of Endocrinology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Nicholas L Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Bruce M Psaty,

    Affiliation: Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Lewis H Kuller,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Gregory L Burke,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Curt Furberg

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: October 17, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030400

About the Authors

Richard A Kronmal
Collaborative Heath Studies Coordinating Center and Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Joshua I Barzilay
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia and Division of Endocrinology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Nicholas L Smith
Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Bruce M Psaty
Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Lewis H Kuller
Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Gregory L Burke, Curt Furberg
Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: joshua.barzilay@kp.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RAK, JIB, BMP, and GLB designed the study. RAK and JIB analyzed the data. GLB enrolled patients. RAK, JIB, NLS, BMP, LHK, GLB, and CF contributed to writing the paper. RAK, BMP, LHK, GLB, and CF designed the CHS. BMP helped design CHS events data collection methods. BMP have been one of the investigators responsible for the review and classification of cardiovascular events and total mortality in CHS.