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Population Structure of Hispanics in the United States: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

  • Ani Manichaikul mail,

    amanicha@virginia.edu

    Affiliations: Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Walter Palmas,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Carlos J. Rodriguez,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Carmen A. Peralta,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Jasmin Divers,

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

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  • Xiuqing Guo,

    Affiliation: Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Wei-Min Chen,

    Affiliations: Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Quenna Wong,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Kayleen Williams,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Kathleen F. Kerr,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Kent D. Taylor,

    Affiliation: Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Michael Y. Tsai,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Mark O. Goodarzi,

    Affiliation: Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Michèle M. Sale,

    Affiliations: Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, Department of Medicine and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Ana V. Diez-Roux,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Stephen S. Rich,

    Affiliation: Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Jerome I. Rotter,

    Affiliation: Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Josyf C. Mychaleckyj

    Affiliation: Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Published: April 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002640

About the Authors

Ani Manichaikul, Wei-Min Chen, Michèle M. Sale, Stephen S. Rich, Josyf C. Mychaleckyj
Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
Ani Manichaikul, Wei-Min Chen
Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
Walter Palmas
Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Carlos J. Rodriguez
Department of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Carmen A. Peralta
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Carmen A. Peralta
Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Jasmin Divers
Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Xiuqing Guo, Kent D. Taylor, Mark O. Goodarzi, Jerome I. Rotter
Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Quenna Wong, Kayleen Williams, Kathleen F. Kerr
Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Michael Y. Tsai
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Michèle M. Sale
Department of Medicine and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
Ana V. Diez-Roux
Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: amanicha@virginia.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AM SSR JIR JCM. Performed the experiments: KW KDT MYT MMS SSR JIR JCM. Analyzed the data: AM JD XG W-MC QW. Wrote the paper: AM WP CJR CAP KFK MOG AVD-R SSR JCM.