Obesity and cardiometabolic disease risk factors among US adolescents with disabilities
Sarah E Messiah, Gabriel Somarriba, Division of Pediatric Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, United States
Sarah E Messiah, Denise C Vidot, Kanathy Haney, Kristopher L Arheart, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, United States
Semra Aytur, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, United States
Ruby A Natale, Department of Pediatrics, Mailman Center for Childhood Development, University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, United States
Jeffrey P Brosco, Mailman Center for Childhood Development, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, United States
Author contributions: All authors contributed to this work.
Supported by National Institutes of Health, No. K01 DA 026993.
Ethics approval: The National Center for Health Statistics Ethics Review Board approved the data collection procedures for this study (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/irba98.htm).
Informed consent: Health information collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey is kept in strictest confidence. During the informed consent process, survey participants are assured that data collected will be used only for stated purposes and will not be disclosed or released to others without the consent of the individual or the establishment in accordance with section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242 m).
Conflict-of-interest: There are no conflicts of interest to report for any study authors.
Data sharing: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at firstname.lastname@example.org. The presented data cannot be linked to individuals and risk of personal identification is minimal as such.
Open-Access: This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Correspondence to: Sarah E Messiah, PhD, MPH, Division of Pediatric Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Batchelor Children’s Research Institute Room 541, NW 10th Avenue (D820), Miami, FL 33101, United States. email@example.com
Telephone: +1-305-2431943 Fax: +1-305-2438475
Received: September 20, 2014
Peer-review started: September 20, 2014
First decision: October 16, 2014
Revised: November 13, 2014
Accepted: November 27, 2014
Article in press: December 1, 2014
Published online: February 15, 2015