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Article Information

Accepted for Publication: May 25, 2021.

Published Online: August 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2348

Corresponding Author: Robert C. Whitaker, MD, MPH, Bassett Medical Center, 1 Atwell Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326 (robert.whitaker@bassett.org).

Author Contributions: Dr Whitaker 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.

Concept and design: Whitaker.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.

Drafting of the manuscript: Whitaker.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.

Statistical analysis: Whitaker, Dearth-Wesley.

Obtained funding: Whitaker.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Whitaker, Herman.

Supervision: Whitaker.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Drs Whitaker, Herman, and Dearth-Wesley reported grants from First Up (grant 210001) during the conduct of the study and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (grant 17958) outside the submitted work.

Funding/Support: This study was supported by First Up (grant 210001).

Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funder 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 decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

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