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Editor's Correspondence
July 24, 2006

What About Other Causes of Death?—Reply

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Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2006

Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(14):1528-1529. doi:10.1001/archinte.166.14.1528-c

In reply

We thank Pletcher for his comments and agree that additional information on the association between optimism and all-cause and noncardiovascular mortality is informative. Because depressive symptoms are related to a higher risk of cardiovascular mortality1 and optimism has been found to be related especially to a lower risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality,2,3 we had a priori reasons to analyze cardiovascular death in relation to optimism in our study.

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