Received: 17 July 2019
Accepted: 29 January 2020
First Online: 4 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This analysis is based on publicly available secondary data downloaded from the website of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) [ExternalRef removed] with permission from the DHS program. A Nepal based research institution, New ERA implemented the survey under the guidance of the Ministry of Health of Nepal with funds from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Technical assistance from the ICF International through the DHS. The New ERA that administered the survey ensured that the survey met the ethics of subject participation and that the publicly available data had no identifying information. Additionally, Boston College’s Office for Research Protections (ORP) reviewed our IRB application to analyze secondary data and granted an exemption from Boston College IRB review to conduct this analysis.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.