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We acknowledge the TAHS participants and previous investigators, Drs Heather Gibson, Bryan Gandevia, Harold Silverstone and Norelle Lickiss. We thank Professor Mark Jenkins (Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Victoria) and Dr Iain Feather (Gold Coast Hospital, Queensland), who are TAHS investigators but not co-authors of this manuscript, for their assistance with obtaining funds and data collection. We also acknowledge all the study site co-ordinators and respiratory scientists who collected data in the lung function laboratories of Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales; the research interviewers and data entry operators; and the organizational roles of Ms Cathryn Wharton and Dr Desiree Meszaros. Furthermore, we thank the late Dr Jeff Pretto for converting our gas transfer factor and lung volume data to z-scores, and Professor Philip Quanjer from the Global Lung Function Initiative for converting the spirometric data. The Archives Office of Tasmania provided data from the 1968 and 1974 TAHS questionnaires and copies of the school medical records. J.L.P. was supported by Lung Foundation Australia (LFA). This study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia, research grant 299901; the University of Melbourne; Clifford Craig Foundation; the Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian Asthma Foundations; Royal Hobart Hospital; Helen MacPherson Smith Trust; GlaxoSmithKline; and John L. Hopper. The funding agencies had no direct role in the conduct of the study; the collection, management, statistical analysis and interpretation of the data; and preparation or approval of the manuscript.