Author Contributions: Ms Carroll 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: Carroll.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Carroll, Kit, Lacher, Shero, Mussolino.
Drafting of the manuscript: Carroll, Mussolino.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Carroll, Kit, Lacher, Shero, Mussolino.
Statistical analysis: Carroll, Kit, Mussolino.
Obtained funding: Mussolino.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Lacher, Shero.
Study supervision: Carroll.
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 lipids was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (intra-agency agreement Y1-HC-8039).
Role of the Sponsor: All data used in this study were collected by the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. The CDC reviewed and approved this report before submission. The CDC otherwise had no role in the design and conduct of the study or in the analysis and interpretation of the data.
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.
Online-Only Content: The Author Video Interview is available here.