Received: 28 May 2021
Accepted: 23 November 2021
First Online: 10 December 2021
: This study is based on publicly available MICS datasets. The permission to access and use these datasets was obtained from Unicef/MICS website (ExternalRef removed), so no further ethical approval was necessary. The protocol for the survey was approved by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) as per the Statistical Act (1958) in September 2018. This Act enables CBS to implement surveys as per the Government of Nepal’s ethics protocol without involving an institutional review board (IRB). So, all procedures were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines. During the data collection, verbal consent was obtained from each respondent after a thorough introduction of the survey. All respondents were briefed about the voluntary nature of participation. Participants were assured that the information they share during the interview will be kept confidential and anonymous.
: Not applicable.
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