Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-03-16
Received: 17 December 2019
Accepted: 5 March 2020
First Online: 16 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Malawi Demographic and Health Survey protocol was reviewed and approved by Malawi’s National Health Sciences Research Committee and Inner City Fund Institutional Review Board. Interviewers informed prospective participants about the purpose of the study, procedures required of them if recruited, and that they had the right to volunteer whether or not to participate in the study. Informed consent was obtained from each participant before administering the questionnaire. Written informed consent was obtained from a parent or guardian for participants under 16 years old. The respondents were assured of privacy and confidentiality. To access the survey datasets, the author obtained permission from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. The datasets received were treated as confidential and no effort was made to identify any household or individual respondent interviewed in the survey.
: Not applicable.
: The author declares that he has no competing interests.