We thank all the participants of the DACHS study and the interviewers, physicians and recruiting hospitals who have been involved in the study. We also acknowledge the excellent technical assistance rendered by Ute Handte-Daub, Renate Hettler-Jensen, Belinda Su Kapereit and Muhabbet Celik.
The DACHS study was supported by grants from the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant numbers BR 1704/6-1, BR 1704/6-3, BR 1704/6-4 and CH 390 117/1-1), and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (grant numbers 01KH0404 and 01ER0814).
The study was conceived of and designed by C. M. U., E. S., H. B., J. C. C., C. A., M. H., K. M., T. A. S. and W. G. Funding was obtained by C. M. U., E. S., H. B., J. C. C., D. S., K. M., T. A. S. and W. G. Data were acquired by C. M. U., E. S., H. B., J. C. C., C. A., X. S., R. W. O., M. H., D. S., K. V., S. K. R., G. W. and R. H. In charge of quality control of data and algorithms were H. B., J. C. C., C. A., X. S., R. W. O., M. H., K. V., S. K. R., G. W. and R. H. Data analysis and interpretation were performed by C. M. U., A. T. T., E. S., H. B., J. C. C., M. H., H. B., K. M., T. A. S. and W. G. Statistical analysis was done by J. K. and H. B. The manuscript was prepared by A. T. T., C. A., J. K. and S. K. R. The manuscript was edited by C. M. U., E. S., X. S., M. H., H. B., D. S., K. V., K. M., T. A. S. and W. G. The manuscript was reviewed by C. M. U., E. S., H. B., J. C. C., R. W. O., G. W. and R. H.
There is no conflict of interest.
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