Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-08-03
Received: 26 June 2017
Accepted: 27 July 2018
First Online: 3 August 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Before the commencement of the study, ethical approval letter was obtained from the Institutional Review Board of the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia (Protocol No. 067/13/SPH and Approval Meeting No.054/13). Then we obtained permission letters from South Region and Sidama Zone Health Bureaus, as well as from Weredas Health Offices and health institutions (Additional file InternalRef removed). Before started data collection, written informed consent was obtained from respondents. With regard to participants under the age of 18 years, the parent provided written informed consent on behalf of them. They were informed to interrupt the interview at any time that they desire if they are not willing to continue with the interview. To ensure confidentiality, codes instead of names were used during data entry and in depicting the results of the study. In addition, the questionnaires and other collected information were kept locked and only the P.I had access. Participants found sick were referred to the nearby health centre for medical care.
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