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The Linked CENTURY Study: linking three decades of clinical and public health data to examine disparities in childhood obesity

BMC PediatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:32

Received: 17 July 2015

Accepted: 29 February 2016

Published: 9 March 2016

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Original Submission
17 Jul 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Nov 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shari Barkin
2 Dec 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Deborah L. Slawson
11 Jan 2016 Author responded Author comments - Summer Hawkins
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Jan 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 Feb 2016 Editorially accepted
9 Mar 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12887-016-0567-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Boston College, School of Social Work, McGuinn Hall, Chestnut Hill, USA
Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, USA
Penn Center for Health Care Innovation, Philadelphia, USA
Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, USA
Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA