Accepted for Publication: August 24, 2012.
Published Online: January 21, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.502
Author Contributions: Dr Glanz 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: Glanz, Narwaney, Hambidge, Daley, McClure, Naleway, Nordin, and Weintraub. Acquisition of data: Glanz, Newcomer, Wagner, Lee, Nelson, Donahue, Naleway, Lugg, and Weintraub. Analysis and interpretation of data: Glanz, Newcomer, Narwaney, Hambidge, Daley, McClure, Xu, Rowhani-Rahbar, Nelson, Donahue, Nordin, and Lugg. Drafting of the manuscript: Glanz, Newcomer, and Daley. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Glanz, Newcomer, Narwaney, Hambidge, Daley, Wagner, McClure, Xu, Rowhani-Rahbar, Lee, Nelson, Donahue, Naleway, Nordin, Lugg, and Weintraub. Statistical analysis: Glanz, Newcomer, Narwaney, McClure, Xu, Rowhani-Rahbar, Nelson, and Lugg. Obtained funding: Glanz and Hambidge. Administrative, technical, and material support: Glanz, Daley, Wagner, McClure, Donahue, Naleway, Nordin, Lugg, and Weintraub. Study supervision: Glanz, Daley, Xu, and Lugg.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was funded through a subcontract with America's Health Insurance Plans under contract 200-2002-00732 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Previous Presentations: Preliminary results from this study were presented at the American Public Health Association conference; November 1, 2011; Washington, DC; and at the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Assessment of Studies of Health Outcomes Related to the Childhood Immunization Schedule meeting; February 9, 2012; Washington, DC. In addition, the preliminary results were presented as a platform presentation at the Pediatric Academic Society Meeting; May 1, 2012; Boston, Massachusetts. A more detailed presentation of these results was presented at an Institute of Medicine meeting; May 29, 2012; Washington, DC.
Disclaimer: Although the CDC played a role in the design and conduct of the study, collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data, as well as preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript, the findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC.
Additional Contributions: The data management and medical record abstraction staff at each of the participating sites created the Vaccine Safety Datalink data sets and reviewed the medical records.