Author Contributions: Dr Kit had full access to all of 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: DeJesus, Ogden, Kit.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Carroll, Lacher, Sorlie, Kit.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kit.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Carroll, Lacher, Sorlie, DeJesus, Ogden.
Statistical analysis: Carroll, Ogden, Kit.
Obtained funding: Sorlie.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Lacher, DeJesus.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: The laboratory analysis of the lipids described in this paper was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Intra-agency Agreement number Y1-HC-8039.
Role of the Sponsor: All data used in this study were collected by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC reviewed and approved this report before submission.
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NCHS, CDC.
Online-Only Material: The Author Video Interview is available here.