Accepted for Publication: January 25, 2012.
Author Contributions: Dr White had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: White and Jago. Acquisition of data: White. Analysis and interpretation of data: White and Jago. Drafting of the manuscript: White and Jago. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: White and Jago. Statistical analysis: White.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: The Growth and Health Study was supported by grant HL/DK71122 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This work was also supported by the British Heart Foundation, the Cancer Research United Kingdom, the Medical Research Council, and the Welsh Assembly Government, as well as by grant RES-590-28-0005 from the Economic and Social Research Council and by grant WT087640MA from the Wellcome Trust, under the auspices of the United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration. Dr Jago's research is supported by a Career Development Fellowship from the National Institute for Health Research.
Centers Participating in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study: Children's Medical Center at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio: Stephen R. Daniels, MD, principal investigator, and John A. Morrison, PhD, coinvestigator. Westat, Inc, and Group Health Association, Rockville, Maryland: George B. Schreiber, ScD, principal investigator, and Ruth Striegel-Moore, PhD, coinvestigator. University of California, Berkeley: Zak I. Sabry, PhD, principal investigator, and Patricia B. Crawford, DrPH, RD, coinvestigator. The data coordinating center is at the Maryland Medical Research Institute, Baltimore, Maryland (Bruce A. Barton, PhD, principal investigator). The program office is at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Eva Obarzanek, PhD, RD, project officer from 1992 to the present, and Gerald H. Payne, MD, project officer from 1985 through 1991). This study was undertaken at the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement, a United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration Public Health Research Centre of Excellence.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Health Service, the National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health, the Growth and Health Study, or the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.