Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-05-30
Received: 26 April 2017
Accepted: 15 May 2018
First Online: 30 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval for utilization of Uganda DHS data for this study was obtained from ICF Macro Int. Data was accessible from: ExternalRef removed. Uganda National guidelines for secondary (third party) research that use unrestricted, publicly available and unlinked data that does not identify individuals or communities are exempted from ethical approval requirement.During data collection process by the primary data collector, ICF Macro Int, a written informed consent was sought for each willing participant by MEASURE DHS before data collection commenced. The statement of consent emphasize to the participant that they are at liberty to terminate or decline to respond at any stage of the interview process. Those unwilling were excluded from the study. The participants remained anonymous and the DHS approved procedures ensure that future identification of any individual participant or community is practically impossible. These measures are thus in adherence with both the international guidelines for epidemiological studies of the Council of International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) and the Uganda National guidelines for research involving human subjects. Further, the measures abide by the United States Department of Health and Human Services regulations for the protection of human subjects.
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