Funding for this research was provided by:
GSF – National Research Center for Environment and Health, Neuherberg, Germany
German Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology
State of Bavaria
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Received: 4 October 2017
Accepted: 28 May 2018
First Online: 18 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The MONICA surveys S1, S2 and S3 were approved by the data protection commission following the rules at the time of the examinations (1984/85, 1989/90 and 1994/95). The follow-up examinations within the KORA framework (2009) were approved by the ethics committee of the Bavarian Medical Association. The investigations were carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Participants’ written informed consent was obtained for the use of aggregated and anonymized personal data for scientific purposes which include publication. The authors applied for data use through an individual project agreement with the KORA Executive Board (see ExternalRef removed) and received permission to use the data for analyses.
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