Received: 23 April 2020
Accepted: 8 November 2020
First Online: 23 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The 2016–2018 PNGDHS report indicated that ethical approval was granted by the ICF Institutional Review Board. Both written and oral informed consent were sought from all the participants during the data collection exercise including the emancipated adults (i.e those below 16 years). We requested for the dataset on 10th March, 2020 and were granted access. It was kept safe from third parties using “my lock box,” after permission was granted and the data was downloaded.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Sanni Yaya is member of the editorial board of this journal.