This manuscript was developed by a Writing Team identified by the National Children’s Study Publications Committee for timely sharing of centrally collected NCS data. It is thus a primary NCS publication.
The Writing Team would like to thank the families and community members who participated in or contributed to the NCS Vanguard Study. Without their participation, this Study would not have been possible. We also want to thank the 40 NCS study centers, their investigators and their staff, for their contributions and many years of tireless effort.
This analysis was conducted as part of the National Children’s Study (NCS), supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and funded through its appropriation, by the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (contracts HHSN275200800035C, HHSN275200800034C, HHSN275200800033C, HHSN275200800031C, HHSN275200800029C (N.E.), HHSN275200800026C, HHSN275200800025C, HHSN275200800024C, HHSN275200800018C (J.L.K), HHSN275200800017C, HHSN275200800016C, HHSN275200800015C (T.B.), HHSN275200800011C, HHSN275200800010C, HHSN275200800009C, HHSN275200800007C, HHSN275200800006C, HHSN275200800004C, HHSN275200800002C, HHSN267200700049C, HHSN267200700047C, HHSN267200700034C, HHSN267200700033C, HHSN267200700032C, HHSN267200700031C (B.B.T.) (also supported by grant number UL1TR000041), HHSN267200700030C, HHSN267200700029C, HHSN267200700028C, HHSN267200700027C, HHSN267200700025C, HHSN267200700024C, HHSN267200700023C, HHSN267200700021C, HHSN267200700020C, HHSN267200700017C, HHSN267200700015C, HHSN267200700006C).
Declaration of Interest
All authors report no conflicts of interest.
The views expressed in this article are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the National Children’s Study, the National Institutes of Health, or the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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