1Department of Health and Human Services National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
2Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; CAP, controlled attenuation parameter; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ICD, International Classification of Diseases; NAFLD, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; NHANES, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
The National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was the source for the NHANES–III Linked Mortality Files. All analyses, interpretations, and conclusions are those of the authors and not NCHS.
NHANES data used for this paper are publicly available (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/index.htm), except for restricted linked mortality data per National Center for Health Statistics guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-linkage/mortality-restricted.htm).
Correspondence Constance E. Ruhl, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., 8757 Georgia Avenue, 12th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA. Email: [email protected]
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