Funding for this research was provided by:
College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (NA)
Fiji national university research council (NA)
Received: 6 March 2020
Accepted: 28 October 2020
First Online: 10 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This cross-sectional study was approved by the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar Institutional Ethics Committee (registration number RP72/2016) and by the College Research and Ethics committee (CHREC), CMNHS, Fiji National University and Fiji National Health Research and Ethics committee (Registration number: 2016.113.CEN). All participants were verbally asked individually for participation. Verbal consent was chosen in Kashmir due to the expectation that a high proportion of women would be illiterate. Written consent was used in Fiji if women were literate, otherwise verbal consent was used. These procedures were approved by the relevant ethics committee.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.