Accepted for Publication: February 3, 2015.
Published Online: April 27, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0378.
Study concept and design: Bout-Tabaku, Michalsky, Baughcum, Brandt, Helmrath, Inge.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Bout-Tabaku, Michalsky, Jenkins, Baughcum, Zeller, Courcoulas, Buncher, Harmon, Chen, Inge.
Drafting of the manuscript: Bout-Tabaku, Michalsky, Jenkins, Baughcum, Harmon.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bout-Tabaku, Michalsky, Jenkins, Baughcum, Zeller, Brandt, Courcoulas, Buncher, Helmrath, Chen, Inge.
Statistical analysis: Jenkins, Buncher.
Obtained funding: Michalsky, Zeller, Courcoulas, Harmon, Inge.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Michalsky, Zeller, Courcoulas, Helmrath.
Study supervision: Bout-Tabaku, Michalsky.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Courcoulas reported receiving grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and from EndoGastric Solutions as well as personal fees from Ethicon Scientific outside this work. Dr Inge reported receiving grants from Ethicon Endosurgery outside this work. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: The Teen-LABS consortium was funded by cooperative agreements with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases through grants U01DK072493, UM1DK072493, and UM1DK095710 (University of Cincinnati). The study was also supported by grants UL1 TR000077-04 (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center), UL1RR025755 (Nationwide Children’s Hospital), M01-RR00188 (Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine), UL1 RR024153 and UL1TR000005 (University of Pittsburgh), and UL1 TR000165 (University of Alabama at Birmingham) from the National Institutes of Health.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding agencies had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: We gratefully acknowledge the dedication and expertise of the coinvestigators and research coordinators at each site and the administrative, data management, data quality/integrity, and analyst staff at the Data Coordinating Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.