Data extraction was done with custom PySpark scripts using Spark (v2.1.0). Preprocessing and summary statistics were performed using the pandas (v0.24.1) and NumPy (v1.16.2) Python libraries. Visualizations were produced with the Matplotlib (v3.0.3) and seaborn (v0.9.0) Python libraries. To model the time to diagnosis, we employed the Kaplan–Meier estimation method for survival analysis using the lifelines (v0.20.0) Python library. All study-specific scripts were reviewed by an independent analyst.

Patients with an existing (prior to first signal) or early (recorded between the first and second signal) diagnosis were excluded from the time to diagnosis analysis. The duration for the survival analysis (equivalent to “survival time”) was the number of days between the date of the second signal and the date of diagnosis. For those who were never diagnosed, it was defined as the number of days between the date of the second signal and the date of the most recent encounter, at which point they were censored due to lack of additional follow-up.

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