Accepted for Publication: May 6, 2015.
Published Online: July 6, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.1438.
Study concept and design: Kozuki, Katz, Christian, Lee, Black.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kozuki, Katz.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Kozuki, Katz, Lee, Silveira, Sania.
Obtained funding: Katz, Black.
Study supervision: Katz, Lee, Barros.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The individual studies included in the meta-analysis acknowledge their funders: Bangladesh (2005): US Agency for International Development (USAID), Saving Newborn Lives Program by Save the Children, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF); India (2000): Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Office of Health and Nutrition, USAID; BMGF; and Task Force Sight and Life; Nepal (1999): USAID, UNICEF Country Office (Kathmandu, Nepal), and BMGF; Nepal (2003): Wellcome Trust; Nepal (2004): National Institutes of Health (NIH), BMGF, USAID, and Proctor and Gamble; Philippines (1983): NIH, Nestle's Coordinating Center for Nutritional Research, Wyeth International, Ford Foundation, US National Academy of Science, World Health Organization (WHO), Carolina Population Center, and USAID; Thailand (2001): Thailand Research Fund, Health System Research Office, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand; Burkina Faso (2004): Nutrition Third World, Belgian Ministry of Development; Burkina Faso (2006): Flemish University Council, Nutrition Third World, Belgian Ministry of Development, Nutriset; Tanzania (2001): National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Tanzania (2008): European Union Framework 7; Uganda (2005): Gates Malaria Partnership, BMGF; Zimbabwe (1997): Canadian International Development Agency, USAID, BMGF, Rockefeller Foundation, and BASF; Brazil (1982): International Development Research Center for Canada, WHO, and UK Overseas Development Administration; Brazil (1993): United Nations Development Fund for Women; Brazil (2004): Wellcome Trust.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding sources 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 the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
The Members of the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group Preterm Birth–SGA Working Group: Joanne Katz, PhD, Anne CC Lee, MD, Naoko Kozuki, MSPH, Robert E. Black, MD, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, PhD, Hannah Blencowe, MRCPCH, Simon Cousens, DipMathStat, Majid Ezzati, PhD, and Joy E. Lawn, PhD. The individual studies acknowledge the role played by the following people in those studies: Subarna Khatry, MBBS, Patrick Kolsteren, PhD, Hermann Lanou, MD, John Lusingu, PhD, Steven C. LeClerq, MPH, and Daniel Minja, PhD.