Received: 17 January 2023
Accepted: 11 July 2023
First Online: 17 July 2023
: The study fulfilled with the declaration of Helsinki and approved by the Institutional Review Board at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of Hawassa University with an approval reference number of (Ref. No.): IRB/143/14. After approval, a support letter was written to the Sidama National Regional Public Health Institute. Then, after obtaining the support letter from Sidama National Regional Public Health Institute, the permission and cooperation letter were given to the woreda health offices. Finally, the woreda health offices wrote a permission letter to selected kebeles, asking them to cooperate and give consent to conduct the study. After being informed about the purpose, their rights to participation, and the potential benefits and risks of the study, written informed consent was obtained from the study participants and their guardians to collect the data.
: Not applicable.
: All the authors declared that there were no financial or personal competing interests.