Accepted for Publication: August 8, 2012.
Published Online: January 14, 2013. doi:10.1001/2013.jamapediatrics.226
Author Contributions: Dr Maguire had primary responsibility for final content. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. Study concept and design: Maguire, Birken, and Parkin. Acquisition of data: Birken, Khovratovich, and Parkin. Analysis and interpretation of data: Maguire, DeGroot, Carsley, Thorpe, Mamdani, and Parkin. Drafting of the manuscript: Maguire and DeGroot. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Maguire, Birken, Khovratovich, Carsley, Thorpe, Mamdani, and Parkin. Statistical analysis: Thorpe and Mamdani. Obtained funding: Maguire, Birken, and Parkin. Administrative, technical, and material support: Khovratovich, DeGroot, Carsley, and Parkin. Study supervision: Maguire and Khovratovich.
TARGetKids! Collaboration Clinical Site Investigators: Tony Barozzino, MD; Douglas Campbell, MD; Brian Chisamore, MD; Karoon Danayan, MD; Anh Do, MD; Mark Feldman, MD; Sloane Freeman, MD; Moshe Ipp, MD; Sheila Jacobson, MD; Eddy Lau, MD; Sharon Naymark, MD; Patricia Neelands, MD; Michael Peer, MD; Marty Perlmutar, MD; Navindra Persaud, MD; Michelle Porepa, MD; Alana Rosenthal, MD; Janet Saunderson, MD; Michael Sgro, MD; Susan Shepherd, MD; Carolyn Taylor, MD.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Overall support for the TARGet Kids! program was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health and the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes as well as the St Michael's Hospital Foundation. The Paediatric Outcomes Research Team is supported by a grant from The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation.
Role of the Sponsors: Funding agencies had no role in the design, collection, analyses, or interpretation of results of this study.
Additional Contributions: We thank Azar Azad, PhD, Tonya D'Amour, MSc, Kanthi Kavikondala, MSc, Tarandeep Malhi, MSc, Magda Melo, MSc, Subitha Rajakumaran, BSc, Juela Sejdo, BSc, and LaurieThompson, BSc, for administrative and technical support for the TARGetKids! program.