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About the article
Published Online: 2019-05-14
Published in Print: 2019-06-26
Funding Source: Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
Award identifier / Grant number: #1003312
The ARCHER Study was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Funder Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000925, Project Grant #1003312, Rotary Health Research Foundation, Sydney Medical School Foundation and the Thyne Reid Foundation. The funding sources were not involved in the conduct of the study or the planning, writing or submission of this manuscript. No honoraria, grants or other forms of payment were given to anyone to produce this manuscript.
Author contributions: BWRB carried out the data analysis and wrote and revised the manuscript. FLG contributed to the data analysis and reviewed and revised the manuscript. MM and GML carried out the data analysis and reviewed and revised the manuscript. CH made substantial contributions to study conception and design and reviewed and revised the manuscript. KP was involved in study conception and design, coordinated and supervised data collection and reviewed and revised the manuscript. DJH was substantially involved in the study conception and design, designed and performed LC-MS/MS assays and reviewed the manuscript. KSS was substantially involved in the study conception and design and critically reviewed the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted. The investigators acknowledge the ARCHER participants and their families for contributing their time and effort, and the schools and communities of the Central West of NSW, Australia who were key to recruitment of this cohort and Janet Symons and Lisa Riley for day-to-day running of the study. Contributions from ARCHER study investigators not named in this paper are as follows. Substantial contributions to study conception, design protocols and questionnaire development were made by Philip Hazell (University of Sydney; mental health measures), Rachel Skinner (University of Sydney; sexual and reproductive risk taking measures), Rebecca Ivers (University of Sydney; injury risk taking behaviours), Robert Booy (University of Sydney; epidemiology and infectious diseases), Margot Rawsthorne (University of Sydney; parenting, social competency and social capital measures) and Andrew Martin (University of Sydney; educational learning and engagement measures). Robert Cumming (University of Sydney) contributed substantially to the study design, in particular expertise on power analysis and statistical analysis. Adrian Bauman (University of Sydney) contributed to sampling, cohort design and adolescent self-report measures. David L Bennett (University of Sydney) contributed to recruitment and community engagement protocols. Jean Starling (University of Sydney) contributed to community engagement, recruitment and mental health measures. Gregory Fulcher (University of Sydney) contributed to study design, in particular to the assessment of metabolic status. Geoffrey Morgan (University of Sydney) contributed to study design in relation to geocoding. Chin Moi Chow (University of Sydney) contributed to assessment of sleep measures. Mary Lam (University of Sydney) contributed to the development of online survey instruments. Ngiare Brown (University of Wollongong) provided expertise on engagement and recruitment of indigenous participants. Patrick Kelly (University of Sydney) provided statistical support and analysis.
Employment or leadership: None declared.
Honorarium: None declared.
Competing interests: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.