Funding for this research was provided by:
Société Française d’Hypertension Artérielle (Research Grant 2018)
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Limoges (APREL 2016)
Fondation de Recherche sur l’Hypertension Artérielle (Research Grant)
Received: 18 July 2019
Accepted: 22 November 2019
First Online: 19 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol conforms to the ethical guidelines of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki. All participants and/or their families gave informed consent prior to inclusion in the study. Written consent was obtained whenever feasible. For illiterate people, the study’s objectives were verbally explained and consent was obtained by thumbprint. The ethics committee approved our procedure of thumb print consent.The study and it’s consentment method had prior approval of the Benin National Health’s Research Ethics Committee and the “Comité de Protection des Personnes du Sud-Ouest et d’Outre-Mer 4 in France”.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.