Received: 14 September 2021
Accepted: 2 March 2022
First Online: 17 March 2022
: All methods were carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. The 2019-2020 GDHS was implemented by The GBos in conjunction with the Gambia Ministry of Health. The current study was reviewed and approved by The Gambian Government/Medical Research Council Joint Ethics Committee and the Institutional Review Board of ICF Macro. ICF IRB ensures that the survey complies with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations for the protection of human subjects (45 CFR 46), while the host country IRB ensures that the survey complies with laws and norms of the nation [CitationRef removed]. During survey implementation, informed consent was sought from participants prior each interview and a parent or guardian provided consent prior to participation by a children less than 18 years. The authors obtained permission from the DHS program for the use of the data.
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: The authors declare no conflict of interest